Art Deco in Detroit

Art Deco in Detroit

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Since the 1920s, Art Deco, or qThe Modern Style, q 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-ranging variety of these architectural marvels, from world-famous structures like the Fisher and Penobscot Buildings, to commercial buildings, theaters, homes, and churches. Through a panorama of photographs, authors Rebecca Binno Savage and Greg Kowalski take readers on a fascinating tour of this influential movement and its manifestations in and around Detroit. The grandeur evident in some of the major buildings reflects a time when artisans and architects collaborated to craft structures that transcend functionality-they endure as standing works of art.The Guardian Buildinga#39;s lobby is one of the most spectacular Art Deco interiors in the United States. Dividing the lobby from the banking hall on the second floor is a Monel metal screen containing a clock that was executed by Tiffany Studios ofanbsp;...

Title:Art Deco in Detroit
Author:Rebecca Binno Savage, Greg Kowalski
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2004-01


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