On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:00pm, join veteran journalist and author John Gallagher to celebrate the release of Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, a beautiful full-color book celebrating one of the 20th century’s greatest architects in his adopted hometown. The book explores Minoru Yamasaki’s life-long drive to craft tranquil spaces amid bustling cities reflected in prominent works like the Michigan Consolidated Gas Building in downtown Detroit, Temple Beth-El in Bloomfield Township, and the landmark buildings on Wayne State University.
The event will take place in WSU’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, a Yamasaki-designed masterpiece that was recently named a national historic landmark, and will feature a talk by Gallagher, a dedication of the historic landmark plaque with WSU President M. Roy Wilson, complimentary light appetizers and a cash bar.
Books available for sale and signing.
John Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author whose book Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010. His most recent book is Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention. John was born in New York City and joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post he still holds. His other books include Great Architecture of Michigan and, as co-author, AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.
Wayne State University Press gratefully acknowledges the organizations that generously supported the publication of this book.
Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, Detroit Institute of Arts
The Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) of Wayne State University
Yamasaki Advisory Council