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The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic

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For the last century, the Detroit Public Library has ranked as one of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit—an important landmark as well as a significant monument serving generations of Detroiters. The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic was born out of "Discover the Wonders," an art and architectural tour of the main library that began in December 2013. Since the tour’s inception, around seven thousand people have visited this structural gem. The Detroit Public Library was the result of numerous requests for a book that showcases the library’s many artistic and architectural wonders. As the photographs in this book reveal, the Detroit Public Library stands as an enduring symbol of the public library, one of the most democratic institutions in America.


Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • 200 Pages
  • English
  • Published by: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication Date: May 2017
  • Dimensions 9" x 9"
  • ISBN-10: 9780814342336