Titel: American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005
Autor/en: Robert Sharoff
Fotos von William Zbaren
WAYNE ST UNIV PR
Oktober 2005 - gebunden - 121 Seiten
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.
Buildings photographed: Fort Wayne; Lighthouse Supply Depot; R. N. Traver Building; Wright-Kay Building; R. Hirt Jr. Company Building; Chauncey Hurlbut Memorial Gate; Detroit Cornice and Slate Company; Wayne County Building; Savoyard Center; 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; Banker's Trust Company Building; James Scott Fountain; Buhl Building; Detroit Institute of Arts; Fox Theater; 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; Cobo Hall and Convention Center; One Woodward; First Federal Bank Building; Frank Murphy Hall of Justice; Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls Building; Kresge-Ford Building, College for Creative Studies; SBC Building; Renaissance Center; Horace F. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain; Detroit Receiving Hospital; Coleman A. Young Community Center; One Detroit Center; John B. Dingell VA Hospital and Medical Center; Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; Compuware Building; and Cass Technical High School.
William Zbaren's photographs have appeared in the New York Times and other national publications. His work has also been featured in several gallery exhibitions. As a designer, he has worked on numerous national advertising and corporate image campaigns. Robert Sharoff writes about architecture and real estate for the New York Times, Chicago Magazine, and other publications.