Detroit Then and Now

Detroit Then and Now Celebrating America s favorite cityscapes this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty Then and Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned

  • Title: Detroit Then and Now
  • Author: Cheri Y. Gay
  • ISBN: 9781571456892
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Celebrating America s favorite cityscapes, this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty Then and Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full color images of the same scene today A visual lesson in the historic changes of our greatest urban landscapes.

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    1. As someone else has said - I really wish they'd made more of an effort to take the modern photos from roughly the same place as the 'then' photos. If you're not familiar with Detroit (which I'm not - never been) it makes it very difficult to work out what on earth you're looking at when trying to match up old and new.The information given was very dry and factual, but perfectly informative.The book is a little outdated by now - the 'now' photo of Cass technical school shows it still in use when [...]

    2. This pictorial work gives a glimpse back at some of Detroit's buildings in their heyday and in their current state. The author is optimistic that Detroit will recover but anyone who lived through latter part of the 20th century in Michigan may remain skeptical. I would have liked to see more residential areas since they show the shift more than the public buildings, but a good read for anyone from the area or those who are interested in Detroit.

    3. I find this book has little effort to make the reference photographs line up. While the historical blurbs are not bad, the fact that the book was created to show Detroit's change from "then" until now via photography and little thought was given to them to make sure they are from the same vantage point really bugs me.

    4. More of a picture/coffee table book than an actual "reading" book, the contrasts between past and present of my beautiful city are all portayed in a positive light - I only wish everyone could see these places - definitely recommended to all!

    5. Very cool to be able to see some of the changes that have gone on around Detroit over the years. It's an ever changing ever evolving city that is on the rise again and will make a comeback if given the care it needs.

    6. An excellent book showcasing the positive changes in Detroit with photos and narrative. Great historical perspective.

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