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A stunning tribute to Detroit's architectural heritage, this book features 90 full-color photographs of the city's most impressive buildings.

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Detroit’s architecture reflects Detroit’s role in the early years of the twentieth century as the country’s leading industrial center, the place where, with the rise of the automobile industry, the future was happening. The metropolitan Detroit area was also home to some of the largest private fortunes assembled in the modern age. All of this is visible in the cutting-edge structures built to serve the needs of the modern business community that was committed to innovation and new processes. Detroit’s public buildings—its museums, libraries, schools, and monuments—are second to none in terms of their overall scale, materials, and detailing. Hotels, stores, theaters, and other commercial venues display a breezy cosmopolitanism consistent with the city’s position as both a technology hub and a crossroads of immigration. Yet despite this remarkable legacy, many of downtown Detroit’s architecturally significant buildings are under threat of demolition and have been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2005 list of America’s most endangered landmarks.

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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Painted Turtle; 1st edition (October 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814332706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814332702
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,389,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Thomas J. Moore on December 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"American City: Detroit Architecture 1845-2005" is an excellent photography book. Not only is it a wonderful "coffee- table" book, but one that depicts the architectural history of Detroit that is now, sadly, being overlooked. Sharoff and Zbaren selected 50 buildings that they fell represent the "best" of Detroit over the past 160 years. Some of the architects represented are Albert Kahn, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, and many more. It's time to take a "new" look at Detroit.
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As a college student I learned to love the architecture and history of Detroit. This collection of photos is a homage to a city of varied and interesting culture. It is an amazing book. I purchased a copy to take as a gift to friends in Germany who will appreciate the glorious aspects of this city.
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Detroit, along with so many other older urban cities are beautiful. Detroit's architecture is wonderful. This book does a great job in providing the reader with awesome pictures and history of Detroit
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