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Detroit: The Dream Is Now

"The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City"

By (author) Michel Arnaud
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Abrams, New York, United States
Published: 11th Apr 2017
Dimensions: w 207mm h 288mm d 33mm
Weight: 1420g
ISBN-10: 1419723928
ISBN-13: 9781419723926
Barcode No: 9781419723926
Detroit: The Dream is Now, photographer Michel Arnaud's follow up to Design Brooklyn, is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings - the emblems of Detroit's financial and physical decline. Now, Arnaud instead aims his lens on the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still vibrant city. Divided into four sections, this book explores Detroit's rich industrial and musical past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city's architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits of the city's entrepreneurs, artists and makers. Detroit: The Dream is Now is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud's thought provoking photographs. The book will feature essays from the following contributors: Matthew Clayson, Vice President and General Counsel of Detroit Trading Company. Lynn Crawford, a founding board member of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Jennifer Conlin, a frequent contributor to The New York Times for more than a decade, writing most recently about Detroit's revitalization efforts. She is the founding editor of Creative Voice, a social media based arts journalism source that produces and posts videos showcasing the arts and culture in Southeast, Michigan. Sarah F. Cox is a writer/blogger who renovated a dilapidated Victorian home in Midtown Detroit, where she now lives. As the founding editor of Curbed Detroit, she covered all things city real estate before moving onto a role as director of the Write A House nonprofit.

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" Detroit is a city in a state of flux and its regeneration is captured superbly in a new book by Vogue and Architectural Digest photographer Michel Arnaud." * Metro *