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Title Detroit disassembled / essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore.
Author Moore, Andrew, 1957-
Publication Bologna : Damiani Editore ; Akron, Ohio : Akron Art Museum, [2010]
Copyright date ©2010
Description 127 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 x 36 cm
Call # 779.99774 M
Note Cover title.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Detroit disassembled: photographs by Andrew Moore at the Akron Art Museum, June 5-October 10, 2010"--Page 127.
Summary No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in which the ordinary flow of time--or the forward march of the assembly line--appears to have been thrown spectacularly into reverse. For Moore, who throughout his career has been drawn to all that contradicts or seems to threaten America's postwar self-image, Detroit's decline affirms the carnivorousness of our earth, as it seeps into and overruns the buildings of a city that once epitomized humankind's supposed supremacy. In Detroit Disassembled, Moore locates both dignity and tragedy in the city's decline, among postapocalyptic landscapes of windowless grand hotels, vast barren factory floors, collapsing churches, offices carpeted in velvety moss and entire blocks reclaimed by prairie grass. Beyond their jawdropping content, Moore's photographs inevitably raise the uneasy question of the long-term future of a country in which such extreme degradation can exist unchecked.
Subject Moore, Andrew, 1957- -- Exhibitions.
Moore, Andrew, 1957- (OCoLC)fst01569883
Documentary photography -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Exhibitions.
Architectural photography -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Exhibitions.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Ruined buildings -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Urban ecology (Biology) -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Urban renewal -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Architectural photography. (OCoLC)fst00813301
Documentary photography. (OCoLC)fst00896093
Ruined buildings. (OCoLC)fst01101204
Urban ecology (Biology) (OCoLC)fst01162404
Urban renewal. (OCoLC)fst01162536
Michigan -- Detroit. (OCoLC)fst01205010
Genre Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition, pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01424187
Addl. Author Levine, Philip, 1928-2015.
Akron Art Museum.
ISBN 8862081189 (hardcover) :
9788862081184 (hardcover) :

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