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Scratching the Surface

Adventures in Storytelling

A Memoir by Harvey Ovshinsky
Foreword by Don Gonyea

The inspiring story of one of Detroit’s most creative and prolific storytellers.

Paperback
Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344743
$27.99
eBOOK
Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344750

Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists

1945 through the Black Arts Movement

Julia R. Myers

Focusing on the paintings of the talented and thoughtful Harold Neal, this book explores the efflorescence of Detroit African American art in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and the impact the Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Arts Movements had on this art movement.

Paperback
Available December 2020
ISBN: 9780912042015
$29.95

Belle Isle to 8 Mile

An Insider’s Guide to Detroit, Second Edition

Edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn, and Rob Linn

The most popular printed guide to Detroit, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit features nearly 1,500 Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, events, restaurants, bars, shops, and curiosities, from the essential to the obscure.

Paperback
Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9780578422695
$25.99

Essay'd 3

30 Detroit Artists

Edited and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, and Matthew Piper

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345870
$25.00
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Premonitions

Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

An intimate look at a woman on the verge who is in tune with her body and nature.

Paperback
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344989
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996

Essay'd 2

30 Detroit Artists

Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2017
ISBN: 9780814344156
$25.00
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The Detroit Public Library

An American Classic

Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library’s rich art and architectural history.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342329
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342336

Essay'd

30 Detroit Artists

Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp

Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of best-loved and little-known Detroit artists.

Paperback
Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9780814342275
$25.00

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

Mayako Murai

Brings contemporary Japanese literary and artistic fairy-tale adaptations into conversation with Euro-American feminist fairy-tale re-creation and scholarship.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339497
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339503
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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.

Paperback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814344620
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814338803

Subverting Modernism

Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980

Julia R. Myers

Exhibition catalog highlighting artists of Cass Corridor from the 1960s-1970s.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780912042978
$24.95

Robert Wilbert

Ennobling the Ordinary

Edited by Gere Baskin Photographs by Dirk Bakker

A study of Detroit artist Robert Wilbert that investigates his roles as a teacher, mentor, and advocate for the arts.

Hardback
Published: July 2011
ISBN: 9780615453835
$50.00

Energy

Charles McGee at Eighty-Five

Julia R. Myers

Details the life, work, and community contributions of Detroit artist Charles McGee.

Paperback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780912042992
$24.95
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Art in Detroit Public Places

Third Edition

Dennis Alan Nawrocki

Third edition of a favorite guide to major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit, updated for the first time since 1999.

Paperback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333785
$25.99

The Healing Work of Art

From the Collection of Detroit Receiving Hospital

Edited by Irene Walt and Grace Serra

The Healing Work of Art documents the amazing collection of art of the Detroit Receiving Hospital, highlighting the diversity of its holdings as well as its history.

Hardback
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780979881800
$45.00
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Connecting the Dots

Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project

A collection of varied reflections on the Heidelberg Project, a Detroit art installation that has garnered international acclaim and has been the focus of local controversy.

Hardback
Published: June 2007
ISBN: 9780814333204
$60.00

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
$35.95

Art in the Stations

The Detroit People Mover

By Irene Walt and various contributors
Photographs by Balthazar Korab

A profound photographic record of the public art in the Detroit People Mover stations.

Hardback
Published: October 2004
ISBN: 9780974539201
$45.00

What Mama Said

An Epic Drama

Osonye Tess Onwueme

An explosive political drama projecting an African people’s revolutionary struggle to confront government forces and foreign oil corporations that have ravaged their land and strangled the voices of their mothers and daughters.

Paperback
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814331415
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814336786

Myth and the Creative Process

Michael Ayrton and the Myth of Daedalus

Jacob E. Nyenhuis

An original inquiry into how the artistic psyche interacts with myth; includes a catalogue of the works of British artist Michael Ayrton.

Hardback
Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780814330029
$48.99

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