Alden B. Dow: Midwestern Modern

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - Architecture - 239 pages
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Alden Dow (active 1930s-1970s) produced more than five hundred designs—often daringly modern structures. This book traces Alden Dow's life and work as well as the intensely personal philosophy that governed everything he did: houses, churches, schools, business and civic structures, and even a new town in Texas. Dow changed the face of his hometown of Midland, Michigan, leaving more than one hundred buildings, including his Home and Studio, a National Historic Landmark. 185 color and 220 black-and-white illustrations.
 

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Very good source on Alden B. Dow, interesting with good photos.

Contents

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THE HOME
48
THE DOW GARDENS 200
96
The Buildings of Alden B
205
Patents and Inventions
229
Honors
230
Professional and Honorary Memberships
231
Alden B Dow Archives
232
Sources
233
Illustrations
236
Index
237
Acknowledgments
240
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Diane Maddex is an author whose recent books include six on Frank Lloyd Wright- Wright-Sized Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright's Solutions for Making Small Houses Feel Big ; Frank Lloyd Wright, Inside and Out ; Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful ; 50 Favorite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright ; 50 Favorite Rooms by Frank Lloyd Wright ; and 50 Favorite Furnishings by Frank Lloyd Wright -as well as Bungalow Nation . As president of Archetype Press, a producer of illustrated books, she has developed scores of titles on architecture and design. She previously served as book publisher of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has been named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

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