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Aia Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture

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With its sleek look and easy-to-use layout, this completely new guide to Detroit architecture provides a fresh, in-depth look at the city of Detroit itself as well as a number of distinctive environments outside the city proper. The 369 entries and more than 400 photographs - many by renowned architectural photographer Balthazar Korab, who served as principal photographer ...more
Published November 1st 2002 by Wayne State University Press (first published 1971)
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Apr 01, 2013 Mike rated it it was amazing
Overall, this is a great guide to Detroit's architecture—and who better to publish such a guide than the AIA, at that? My only complaints are that while very comprehensive in geographic scope—most of the city and its immediate environs are well-covered here—there is not enough detail on some major buildings. Indeed, the authors seem to feel each building merits a paragraph and every structure was created equal whereas I think some of the major ones like the Eaton Tower, Book Tower or Ameritech B ...more
Apr 12, 2008 May rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of historic buildings
I LOVED this book. I found gorgeous areas of Detroit I never knew existed and learned more about buildings I'd admired for years. For those of you who think of Detroit as a wasteland, buy this book and use it to explore. There are sooo many stunning buildings (albeit many in disrepair) that'll I'm convinced you'll change your mind. Of course, so many buildings are being torn down now in favor of rebuilding cheaper apartments (i.e. brush park), that it'll quickly be a historical book instead of a ...more
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Readable yet scholarly, AIADetroit is an excellent overview of the Motor City’s cultural patrimony. It is slightly out-of-date: I’ve stayed at the renovated Fort Shelby hotel listed as endangered (yay!); Tiger Stadium, also listed as endangered, was demolished in 2008-9 (boo!).
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