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Art Deco in Detroit (Images of America: Michigan)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Since the 1920s, Art Deco, or "The Modern Style," has delighted people with its innovative use of materials and designs that capture the spirit of optimism to create the style of the future. Although the Detroit metro area is primarily known as an industrial region, it boasts some of the finest examples of Art Deco in the country. Art Deco in Detroit explores the wide-rang ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 20th 2004 by Arcadia Publishing
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dejah_thoris
Nov 12, 2013 dejah_thoris rated it liked it
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Compared to Santa's Village, this review should really be 3.5 stars as the material covered is incredibly dense and detailed. Repurposed from an Art Deco slideshow on Detroit, this book features numerous examples of various sub-styles and building types that reflect Art Deco styling at its height. Some stellar examples just outside Detroit are included too as is an entire section on buildings that have been demolished or left for ruin. Overall, an excellent resource for those interested in our n ...more
Juan Carlos
Aug 02, 2014 Juan Carlos rated it liked it
Focused too heavily on buildings on the East side of the city when there are also great Art Deco examples on the West and Southwest sides. Also had too many structures from the suburbs, probably about half of the book, and a few mentioned were not even Art Deco examples.
Monica
Aug 07, 2008 Monica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paul
This is a perfectly adequate book, a comprehensive descriptive collection of residential and commercial structures throughout Detroit's vast metropolitan area. Were I a bigger fan of art deco, I'd have given it another star. Some Arcadia books are written with a broader understanding of history, not just a laundry listing. Admittedly I'm spoiled, there are hundreds of art deco structures around. Very nice. Been here. Done that.
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