AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture / Edition 1

AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture / Edition 1

by Eric J. Hill, John Gallagher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814331203

ISBN-13: 9780814331200

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

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. Its 369 entries and more than 400 photographs—many by renowned architectural photographer Balthazar Korab, who served as principal

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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. Its 369 entries and more than 400 photographs—many by renowned architectural photographer Balthazar Korab, who served as principal photographer for the project—show off Detroit's significant architectural history. Like its predecessor, Detroit Architecture: AIA Guide, also published by Wayne State University Press (1971 and 1980), AIA Detroit is an authoritative yet highly readable account of a wide range of structures and urban spaces. It features a host of buildings—two-thirds of which are listed on local, state, and/or national registers of historical buildings—and also recognizes a handful of bridges, monuments, fountains, parks, cemeteries, neighborhoods, and specialty districts that are architecturally and stylistically notable. Organized as a series of walking (or driving) tours beginning with the Downtown area, the guide moves north, west, and east to explore the city's many districts and neighborhoods, and then takes a look at the special environments of the Grosse Pointe Lakeshore, the Cranbrook educational community, the GM Technical Center, and Ford's Dearborn. Photographs of each site and numerous useful maps throughout help readers visualize the locales. AIA Detroit serves as a much-needed tool in uncovering and navigating the city's rich architectural heritage for citizens, tourists, and architecture students alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814331200
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
474,302
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

About the AIA Guideix
Acknowledgmentsxiv
Introduction1
Downtown10
Civic Center12
RenCen24
Greektown34
East Necklace44
Grand Circus54
West Necklace70
Fort/Financial82
Campus Martius96
Midtown106
Woodward Midtown108
Brush Park116
Medical Center120
Cass Corridor126
Grand River136
Wayne State140
Cultural Center152
North166
Milwaukee Junction168
New Center174
Woodward Piety184
Hamtramck188
Boston-Edison190
Highland Park196
Northwest200
Palmer Park204
Palmer Woods208
West214
Near West216
Southwest222
East226
Rivertown228
Lafayette/Gratiot246
Elmwood254
Belle Isle260
Indian Village266
East Jefferson276
Special Environments284
Grosse Pointe Lakeshore288
Cranbrook304
GM Technical Center320
Ford's Dearborn328
Timeline of Architects338
Bibliography348
Index to Buildings350
Index to Architects356
Photography Credits359

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