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"The book provides a helpful link between Michigan's social and economic history and its built form as well as being a wonderful resource for the weekend adventurer."--Michigan Historical Review
"The most comprehensive architectural guide to Michigan ever published....This volume goes boldly where many an architectural guide fails to enter."--Detroit Free Press
"Taken overall, the book...is a grand tour of the state, with more than 400 photographs, and it sends the traveler to a few out-of-the-way spots sometimes not noted on the travel guides....It is fascinating to spot the old buildings, and some of the new ones, that caught your eye on recent travels and you wondered what the history of the place might be. This volume will give you the answer."--Bay City Times
"Some of the best and brightest writers and scholars in the field are behind this series....This looks like a classic series in the making."--The Boston Globe
"It is clear that the series will inform us about our own architectural heritage on a scale never before accomplished. The series is recommended for art and architecture library collections and is also appropriate for general college, university, and public libraries."--Art Documentation
"This volume is comprehensive in its geographic and chronological coverage, with buildings from all corners of the state and time periods covered. Serving as a guidebook for the motoring architectural enthusiast, even remote areas are covered with care....Buildings of Michigan is an exciting introduction to an architecturally interesting state. Written for both academicians and general readers, it succinctly presents a great deal of information."--Academic Library Book Review
"What keeps one dipping [into the books of the Buildings of the United States series]--when far from Iowa and Michigan and the possibility of making proper use of these guides--is not architecture as architecture so much as architecture as a setting for fiction. The stoops, porches, tower rooms, sun decks, office blocks, silos, courthouses, barns and schoolhouses shown here are known to us from novels and, more particularly, movies. These are the Gothic houses burnt-out writers returned to, the town halls corrupt mayors peculated in, the quiet streets terror stalked. They are the subject of Hopper's paintings and provide backgrounds to Norman Rockwell's cover art....From [the building descriptions] you make a portrait of a kind of American town you feel you already know, in which there really are addresses like Chestnut and Main."--London Review of Books
"A valuable undertaking indeed....Judging by the volume on Michigan...the results will be exemplary....The series promises to be everything one could reasonably hope for in an affordable format. Buildings of the United States...is soon destined to be an irreplaceable and authoritative resource for anyone with an interest in American architecture."--Interior Design Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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