Michael J. Douma, author
In 1848, the second year of the new Dutch kolonie in West Michigan's Ottawa County, a much-needed brick manufacturing industry was begun in the rich clay fields between Groningen and Zeeland.
Drawing from untapped primary sources, Michael Douma's work traces the history of the Veneklasen family, the development of the Veneklasen company, and the impact of its products on local construction.
Softcover: 118 pages, with illustrations and maps
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans - 2005
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
John Berry, author
John Berry was vice president of corporate communications at Herman Miller for sixteen years. Foreword written by Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, is director of the Eames office.
In this book, John R. Berry communicates very clearly the qualities that have made the company - founded in 1905 as Star Furniture - special. Foremost among these qualities is a commitment of design.
Hardcover: 260 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli; Upd Rev edition (September 22, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 12.1 inches
Jeanne M. Jacobson, Elton J. Bruins, Larry J. Wagenaar, authors
The first fully documented biography of Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte, founder of one of the major settlements of Dutch immigrants to America.
Hardcover: 1109 pages
Publisher: Hope College (March 2001)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches