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Michigan Books: Alden B. Dow: Midwestern Modern by Diane Maddex

Alden B. Dow: Midwestern Modern by Diane MaddexThe first of the 2008 Michigan Notable Books we’re featuring is Alden B. Dow: Midwestern Modern by Diane Maddex, published by the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio.

This tribute to Midland native and nationally renowned architect Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) celebrates his creative and innovative designs for homes, churches, schools and government buildings, as well as his life philosophies of honesty, humility and enthusiasm. In his half-century career, Dow designed more than 600 structures, more than 100 of which were built in Midland, making the town a monument to his talent. Filled with vivid photos and design elements that reflect Dow’s own style, the book also provides a detailed tour of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio in Midland. More information at the publisher’s page for Midwestern Modern.

More Michigan Notable Books! The Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most notable books published in the year. The selections are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience. You can click to view more Notable Books featured on Absolute Michigan and learn more about the program at www.michigan.gov/notablebooks.