now with even more funk !

U of M

The Hatcher Graduate Library

Seriously, I don’t know about these academic types, the snacks they have in their candy machine are nasty – those yellow highlighters taste HORRIBLE !


Here are the Gari Melchers murals, ‘Arts of War’ and ‘Arts of Peace’.

The two murals for the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building at the Chicago Exposition were Arts of War and Arts of Peace. They are characterized by the low-saturation colors, dark outlines, shallow space, and relief-like depiction of the figures often found in symbolist art. These murals now hang in the Library of the University of Michigan. De Chavannes’s influence is also seen in the murals for the Library of Congress, War and Peace, which are similar to the Chicago murals but contain more figures.

This is the Clements Library, considered by Albert Kahn to be his personal Masterpiece.

The inscription on the historical marker notes that in the final analysis of his entire career, Albert Kahn wished to be known for having designed the Clements Library above all his other work.

That is one heck of a testimony for this little structure.

Of course where you have Albert Kahn; Corrado Parducci can not be too far behind.

The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower on University of Michigan’s North Campus, this is the companion to the more classical Burton Memorial Tower (which will be in tomorrows post)

Like Burton, the Lurie Tower contains one of only 23 grand carillon instruments in the world.

From Wikipedia:

The Lurie Tower was designed by Michigan alumnus Charles Willard Moore (AB ’47, Hon Arch Ph.D. ’92) and was dedicated in October 1996. A gift of the “Ann and Robert H. Lurie Family Foundation,” it has 60 bells. Ann Lurie of Chicago donated $12 million in memory of her husband, Robert H. Lurie (BSE ’64, MSE ’66), to help fund the construction of North Campus buildings, including a bell tower. Completed in late 1995, the 167-foot (50.9 m) tall bell tower is a significant landmark on the evolving North Campus.

The bells of this grand carillon, which is lighter in weight than the Burton Tower’s 55-bell carillon, are cast in bronze, in the customary proportion of 80 percent copper to 20 percent tin, at the Royal Eijsbouts bell foundry in Asten, Netherlands. The North Campus bourdon bell weighs in at six tons.