Midwest Architecture Journeys (Hardcover)
"The Midwest finally gets its due through essays penned by architects and critics, who shine a much-deserved spotlight on the region's architecture, from its celebrated landmarks to its lesser-known projects."
Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright may be the Midwest's (and the nation's) most famous architects, but the region has always been fertile ground for both master and amateur builders. Through a gorgeous array of photographs and short essays, Midwest Architecture Journeys takes readers on a trip to visit some of the region's most inventive buildings by architects such as Bertrand Goldberg, Bruce Goff, David Haid, Earl Young, and Lillian Leenhouts. It also includes stops at less obvious but equally daring sites, such as:
- The Cahokia mounds
- Buffalo grain silos
- Flint parking lots
- Dayton flea markets
- New Glarus restaurants
- Minneapolis underground buildings
- Bronzeville churches
- Pruitt-Igoe public housing
- Cleveland's abandoned warehouses.
This "vital collection of essays," full of stunning photographs, proves that what might seem flat is actually monumental, and what we assume to be boring is brimming with experimentation.
The "perfect coffee table book" that's also perfect for your next road trip.