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48 pages — 22 drawings with blank backs
This coloring book is a companion to Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculptural in the Motor City, which is a 312-page hardcover book published by Wayne State University Press under their Painted Turtle imprint. All 22 of the drawings herein are based on photographs shot for the hardcover book. Most, but not all of the sculpture depicted here appears in the original volume. All pages are printed using high quality bright white 100 lb. acid-free paper.
Detroit is home to an amazing collection of architectural sculpture—a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from high above its streets and sidewalks, often unnoticed or ignored by the people passing below. This coloring book documents some of these incredible features, all found in a city that began as a small frontier fort and quickly grew to become a major metropolis and industrial titan.
Guardians of Detroit is a first-of-its-kind project to explore, explain, and document Detroit's amazing collection of architectural sculpture on a building-by-building basis. Using telephoto photography, building details that are barely visible to the naked eye are brought down from the heights and made available for up-close appreciation. In some cases, ornamental elements that have been hidden from public view for more than 100 years have been brought to light. Whether you choose to purchase the 336-page hardcover book with 770 original photos, or the coloring book with 22 original illustrations based on those photos, or both, Guardians of Detroit provides a unique look at the often-hidden gems of one of the the Midwest's greatest cities.