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American city : Detroit architecture, 1845-2005

Author: Robert Sharoff; William Zbaren
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2005.
Series: Painted turtle book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1910s and 1920s there was more steel going up in Detroit than anywhere outside of New York and Chicago. The result was the country's first high-tech metropolis, a city of lavish monuments and glittering skyscrapers." "The list of major architects who designed buildings for Detroit includes Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Stanford White, Daniel Burnham, Cass Gilbert, Albert Kahn, Minoru Yamasaki,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sharoff; William Zbaren
ISBN: 0814332706 9780814332702
OCLC Number: 60742110
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Architecture) 2005
Description: xxi, 121 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm.
Contents: American City : Fort Wayne --
Lighthouse Supply Depot --
R.H. Traver Building --
Wright-Kay Building --
R. Hirt Jr. Co. Building --
Chauncey Hurlbut Memorial Gate --
Detroit Cornice and Slate Company--
Wayne County Building --
Savoyard Centre --
Belle Isle Conservatory --
Harmonie Centre --
Dime Building --
L.B. King and Company Building --
Michigan Central Railroad Station --
R.H. Fyfe's Shoe Store Building --
Orchestra Hall --
Detroit Public Library, Main Branch --
Cadillac Place --
Women's City Club --
Bankers Trust Company Building --
James Scott Fountain --
Buhl Building --
Detroit Institute of Arts --
Fox Theatre --
Penobscot Building --
Park Place Apartments --
Guardian Building --
David Stott Building --
Fisher Building --
Horace H. Rackham Building --
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center --
Turkel House --
McGregor Memorial Conference Center --
Lafayette Park --
One Woodward --
First Federal Bank Building --
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice --
Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls Building --
Kresge-Ford Building --
SBC Building --
Renaissance Center --
Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain --
Detroit Receiving Hospital --
Coleman A. Young Community Center --
Cobo Hall and Convention Center --
One Detroit Center --
John D. Dingell VA Hospital and Medical Center --
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History --
Compuware Building --
Cass Technical High School.
Series Title: Painted turtle book.
Other Titles: Detroit architecture, 1845-2005
Responsibility: text by Robert Sharoff ; photographs by William Zbaren.
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Showcasing a Detroit that bring attention to the city's heritage of fine design in 90 full-color photographs, this book documents the features of fifty of Detroit's most impressive buildings. The  Read more...

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