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The Spirit of the City: Marshall Fredericks Sculptures in Detroit
by Janna Jones
Michigan State University Press, 2023
Cloth: 978-1-61186-454-0 | Paper: 978-1-61186-455-7 | eISBN: 978-1-60917-729-4
Library of Congress Classification NB237.F687J66 2023
Dewey Decimal Classification 730.92

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.

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