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May. 17, 2002
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EMU STUDENT WINS TOP ART DECO PRIZE
FOR PAPER ON BELLE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE


YPSILANTI – EMU student Lisa Wallace Jacobs, of Ann Arbor, recently won the top Art Deco Prize from The Detroit Area Art Deco Society for her paper “The Livingstone Light: Detroit’s Art Deco Lighthouse.”

In addition to a cash prize of $1,000, Jacobs’ paper will be published in the society’s quarterly newsletter, The Modern.

“We are very excited about this award as it’s the second year we (EMU) have been chosen,” said Ted Ligibel, director of EMU’s historic preservation program.

Jacobs’ paper describes the art deco style of the 1929 Albert Kahn-designed William Livingstone lighthouse on Detroit’s Belle Isle. She said its art deco style embodies styles of older generations with newer styles of the era.

The Art Deco Prize promotes the education and scholarly research of 20th century art deco architecture in class work projects.
Art deco is a decorative style of the late 1920s and ‘30s derived from cubism, and based on geometric forms.

Two other EMU students, Kjirsten Blander, of Ann Arbor, and William Quigley, of Ypsilanti, will also have their papers published in The Modern.

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