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Moore, Andrew, 1957-
Detroit disassembled / essay by Philip Levine ; photographs by Andrew Moore
Bologna, Italy : Damiani ; Akron, Ohio : Akron Art Museum, c2010
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 3rd Floor  F574.D48 A2 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Abandoned buildings -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Subject Detroit (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Detroit (Mich.) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions
Subject(s) Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions
Subject Moore, Andrew, 1957- -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 127 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 x 36 cm
Note Catalog of the exhibition held at the Akron Art Museum, June 5-Oct. 10, 2010
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
Alternate Author Levine, Philip, 1928-
Akron Art Museum

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