The Resource Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies : Lafayette Park, Detroit, edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani

Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies : Lafayette Park, Detroit, edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani

Label
Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies : Lafayette Park, Detroit
Title
Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies
Title remainder
Lafayette Park, Detroit
Statement of responsibility
edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit's most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents; reproductions of archival material; and new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma, and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debanné, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies examines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. Lafayette Park has not received the level of international attention that other similar projects by Mies have. This may be due in part to its location in Detroit, a city whose most positive qualities are often overlooked in the media. This book is a reaction against the way that iconic modernist architecture is often represented. Whereas other writers may focus on the design intentions of the architect, authors Aubert, Cavar and Chandani seek to show the organic and idiosyncratic ways that the people who live in Lafayette Park actually use the architecture and how this experience, in turn, affects their everyday lives. While there are many publications about abandoned buildings in Detroit and about the city's prosperous past, this book is about a remarkable part of the city as it exists today, in the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB472.7
LC item number
.T48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aubert, Danielle
  • Cavar, Lana
  • Chandani, Natasha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig
  • Urban landscape architecture
  • Parks
  • Architecture
  • Planned communities
  • Lafayette Park (Detroit, Mich.)
Label
Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies : Lafayette Park, Detroit, edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The townhouses -- The neighborhood -- The high-rises
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781935202929
Lccn
2013456986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794365480
  • (OCoLC)ocn794365480
Label
Thanks for the view, Mr. Mies : Lafayette Park, Detroit, edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The townhouses -- The neighborhood -- The high-rises
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781935202929
Lccn
2013456986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794365480
  • (OCoLC)ocn794365480

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