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Welcome to your specialty bookstore! We cater to readers of new releases in non-fiction print books. Architecture, history, travel, photography, and more. We have a number of exciting authors lined up to chat with us in each podcast. Join us to hear the authors online! Then, buy their books here, www.midcenturybooks.net

Mid Century Books Podcast - Alan Hess Pt.1 Mid Century Books

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to your specialty bookstore! We cater to readers of new releases in non-fiction print books. Architecture, history, travel, photography, and more. We have a number of exciting authors lined up to chat with us in each podcast. Join us to hear the authors online! Then, buy their books here, www.midcenturybooks.net

    Future of Transportation

    Future of Transportation

    Peter Newman Podcast Part 3

    • 18 min
    Taking Back Our Streets

    Taking Back Our Streets

    Part 2 of interview with author Peter Newman

    Peter Newman: “The process of trying to change the paradigm of thinking that the best thing you can do for cities is to build freeways and sprawl the city further and further out, that has been under attack now for some time, particularly from grass-roots activists, who knew there was something wrong, like Jane Jacobs, she didn’t quite understand it, but she knew it was wrong.”

    • 19 min
    Preserving Modernism in Michigan

    Preserving Modernism in Michigan

    Podcast: AN EXTRAORDINARY CHAPTER IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE HISTORY. Part 2 of interview with Alan Hess, author of _Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America_. This book is listed for purchase at MidCenturyBooks.Net

    Alan Hess: “She saw what was in Michigan, she saw all of this amazing furniture design, Herman Miller, Florence Knoll, she saw the effect of these educational institutions, like the University of Michigan, and Cranbrook, she saw what automotive designers were designing in Detroit, that was spread worldwide, and architects, whether they were factory architects, like Albert Kahn, or skyscraper architects or shopping center architects.”

    • 16 min
    What Are "Case Study Houses"?

    What Are "Case Study Houses"?

    Podcast: HOW A HOUSE BECOMES AN ICON, Part 1 of interview with Elizabeth A. T. Smith, author of _Case Study Houses: The California Impetus_. This book is listed for purchase at MidCenturyBooks.Net

    Elizabeth A. T. Smith: “The Case Study Houses are a chapter in architectural history, specific to Los Angeles, conceived in the aftermath of World War II, and they were the brainchild of the editor of a magazine, called Art & Architecture, that had become a progressive voice for all things modern: art, architecture, design, literature, music, politics.”

    • 16 min
    A New Era for Black & White

    A New Era for Black & White

    Podcast: BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL AGE. Part 2 of interview with Harold Davis, author of _The Photographer's Black and White Handbook_. This book is listed for purchase at MidCenturyBooks.Net

    Harold Davis: “We came to the end of an era, pretty much, with film photography. . . . And now we have an entirely new art form with a lot of new craft involved, and the idea behind the technical parts of this book, and it’s not that I’m going to tell everybody exactly what slider to press, with what software, but more the principles and ideas of how digital black and white photography work.”

    • 19 min
    What Should Be in a Photographer's Backpack

    What Should Be in a Photographer's Backpack

    Podcast: BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL AGE. Part 1 of interview with Harold Davis, author of _The Photographer's Black and White Handbook_. This book is listed for purchase at MidCenturyBooks.Net

    Harold Davis: “I’ve always regarded myself as a writer as well as a photographer, and writing is very important to my photography. I think people who look into it will find that it’s true of many great photographers as well. Ansel Adams once said that ‘The most important tool he had in his camera bag was a notebook and a pencil.'"

    • 15 min

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