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Canvas Detroit

Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian

A compelling look at the contemporary art and artists that are transforming Detroit’s physical landscape.

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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344620
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814338803

Searching for Mary Schäffer

Women Wilderness Photography

Colleen Skidmore

New questions, new stories, new collaborators of early twentieth-century photographer, writer, explorer, mapmaker, and illustrator.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781772122985

This Picture I Gift

An Armenian Memoir

by Michelle Andonian
Foreword by Robert Ourlian

Photographic essay to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780692030509
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Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present

Michael R. Federspiel
With contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss

Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338193
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338209
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Reveal Your Detroit

An Intimate Look at a Great American City

A Community Engagement Project Led by the Detroit Institute of Arts
Bradford Frost

Presents photos from a unique community exhibit sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Paperback
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339633
eBOOK
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 9780814339640
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Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations

Michael H. Hodges

A photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state of Michigan with architectural observations and short histories of each.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814334836
eBOOK
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338124
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Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch
Photographs by Dirk Bakker
With a Foreword by John Gallagher

A vibrantly photographed historical survey of significant Detroit houses of worship.

Hardback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334249
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338117
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The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers

1920-1950

William M. Anderson

With a foreword by Dan Dickerson

Examines in text and vivid photographs a thirty-year span of Detroit Tigers baseball, from 1920 to 1950.

Hardback
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335895
eBOOK
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814335925
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Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Tom Weschler | Gary Graff
Foreword by John Mellencamp
Afterword by Kid Rock

A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335017
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337028
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Boneyards

Detroit Under Ground

Richard Bak

An exploration of burial sites and customs in Metro Detroit and the historical and social changes behind our treatment of the dead.

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Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814333532
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Picturing Hemingway's Michigan

Michael R. Federspiel

A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway’s significant ties to northern Michigan.

Hardback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334478

A History of Wayne State University in Photographs

Evelyn Aschenbrenner
With an Introduction by Charles K. Hyde and a Foreword by Bill McGraw

Showcases the founding, development, and growth of Wayne State University, Michigan’s third largest public university, in historical photographs.

Hardback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814332825
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814335673
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Up the Rouge!

Paddling Detroit's Hidden River

Text by Joel Thurtell
Photographs by Patricia Beck

Chronicles in words and pictures a five-day trip made by two Detroit Free Press journalists up the abused Rouge River in metro Detroit.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814334256

Amos Walker's Detroit

Text by Loren D. Estleman
Photographs by Monte Nagler

A photographic tour of famous and infamous Detroit-area locations from Loren D. Estleman’s popular Amos Walker series of detective novels.

Hardback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333570
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335512

Genius Loci

Cranbrook

Balthazar Korab

Photography collection of Cranbrook Academy by famed photographer Balthazar Korab.

Hardback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780963649263
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American City

Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005

Text by Robert Sharoff
Photographs by William Zbaren

A stunning tribute to Detroit’s architectural heritage, this book features 90 full-color photographs of the city’s most impressive buildings.

Hardback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814332702

Talking Shops

Detroit Commercial Folk Art

By David Clements
Foreword by Bill Harris
Afterword by Jerry Herron

A striking collection of full-color photographs celebrating Detroit’s unique commercial folk art.

Paperback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814330906