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The Resource Detroit disassembled, essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore

Detroit disassembled, essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore

Label
Detroit disassembled
Title
Detroit disassembled
Statement of responsibility
essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F574.D48
LC item number
A2 2010b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
Label
Detroit disassembled, essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of the exhibition held at the Akron Art Museum, June 5-Oct. 10, 2010
Control code
643574772
Dimensions
28 x 36 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9788862081184
Lccn
2010421694
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)643574772
Label
Detroit disassembled, essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore
Publication
Note
Catalog of the exhibition held at the Akron Art Museum, June 5-Oct. 10, 2010
Control code
643574772
Dimensions
28 x 36 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9788862081184
Lccn
2010421694
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)643574772

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