The Spirit of the City

Marshall Fredericks Sculptures in Detroit

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Pub Date 01 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2023

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Marshall Fredericks’s Detroit sculptures capture the spirit of the Motor City and its dramatic transformation from the 1950s to the present day. In this book, Janna Jones analyzes eight of these enormous works of public art, situating them and their structures in metro Detroit’s distinctive midcentury milieu and bringing much-needed critical attention to this sculptor’s oeuvre. Sadly, some of these artworks have suffered along with the city as it shrank from its postwar zenith. Both the buildings and the sculptures erected for them deserve to be rescued from neglect, and then maintained and preserved for the future.
 

Marshall Fredericks’s Detroit sculptures capture the spirit of the Motor City and its dramatic transformation from the 1950s to the present day. In this book, Janna Jones analyzes eight of these...


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ISBN 9781611864540
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PAGES 240

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Loved reading more about the history of Detroit and the artwork around the city! I need to make a list of locations to go view more of Marshall Fredericks' work.

Thank you NetGalley and Michigan State University Press for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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