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Canvas Detroit (Painted Turtle) by [Pincus, Julie, Christian, Nichole]
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Length: 292 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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You don't often get a book to review that makes you drop everything and simply say, 'Wow.' But Canvas Detroit almost made me miss this magazine's June deadline because I kept picking it up. Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian take an amazing journey across Detroit's thriving art scene. . . But it's much more than a picture book, rounded out with artist profiles and contributions from John Gallagher, Rebecca Hart, Linda Yablonsky, and others who cover the art and architecture beat in Detroit and Beyond. This is a coffee-table-worthy book that has substance to keep you coming back for more. - Steve WIlke, Hour Detroit

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Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has scarred its image around the world for decades. But in the last several years journalists have begun to view the city through a different lens, focusing on the wide range of contemporary artists finding inspiration amid the emptiness and adding a more complex chapter to the story of a city long labeled as a haunting symbol of U.S. economic decline. In Canvas Detroit, Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit.

Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms—including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). Works are situated in both obvious and more hidden spaces, including on and in houses, garages, factories, alleyways, doors, and walls, while some structures have been entirely transformed into art. Pincus and Christian profile internationally known figures like Banksy, Matthew Barney, and Tyree Guyton; prominent Detroit artists such as Scott Hocking, Jerome Ferretti, and Robert Sestock; and collectives like Power House Productions, Hygenic Dress League, the Empowerment Plan, and Theatre Bizarre. Canvas Detroit also features contributions by Marion Jackson, John Gallagher, Michael H. Hodges, Rebecca R. Hart, and Linda Yablonsky that contextualize the current artistic moment in the city.

This beautifully designed and informative volume showcases the stunning breadth and depth of artwork currently being done in Detroit. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in arts and culture in the city.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 204352 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Reprint edition (1 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0741LYPL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book, love to see people turning the ugly ...
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5.0 out of 5 starsJust beautiful.
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