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Talking Shops Detroit Commercial Folk Art

Clements, David

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ISBN 10: 0814330908 / ISBN 13: 9780814330906
Published by Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 2005
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Full color photos. Fascinating look at Detroit's colorful storefronts. 173 pages. Covers show slight wear. interior near fine. Size: 11 x 8 1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 66320

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Title: Talking Shops Detroit Commercial Folk Art

Publisher: Wayne State University Press, Detroit

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Cruise down the inner-city streets of Detroit and your eyes take in an array of familiar images of poverty and decay. What renowned photographer David Clements sees on these gritty Detroit streets are the ad displays on so many local businesses, including salons, churches, and car washes. In Talking Shops, Clements captures mural facades that transform what might have been a typical urban landscape into a canvas for some of the city's most vibrant folk art. With more than 130 full-color photographs, this delightful book uncovers such treasures as the "Mr. Foote Hand Car Wash," and the "Kill Them Dead" roach exterminator. Yet for all their whimsy, these subjects were created by artists who have used brilliant colors, meticulous words, and aggressive messages that seem to talk, if not shout, to passersby.

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A striking collection of full-color photographs celebrating Detroit's unique commercial folk art.

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