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American City: Detroit Architecture 1845-2005

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American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845–2005 is intended to showcase a Detroit that might surprise many readers and bring long-overdue attention to the city’s heritage of fine design. In 90 stunning full-color photographs, the book documents the innovative features of fifty of Detroit’s most impressive buildings. An introductory essay offers an overview of the city’s architectural history and outlines the social forces and the personalities that helped shape the city’s built environment. The heart of American City, however, is the photography, which brings Detroit’s architecture to life in gorgeous detail. Accompanying text identifies each building and provides basic information such as date, location, and architect, pointing out features that make the building of particular interest and importance.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • 144 Pages
  • English
  • 9 x 0.62 x 13.25 inches
  • Published: October 18, 2005
  • ISBN-10: 0814332706
  • Painted Turtle