Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit
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The Ruins of Detroit. Photographs by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. Essays by Robert Polidori and Thomas J. Sugrue. Steidl, 2010. 200 pp., Oblong folio (15 x 11 in.) Full-color photo-illustrated cloth boards. No jacket as issued. 150 color reproductions.

"...a powerful and disturbing testament to the glory and the destructive cost of American capitalism: the centre of a once-thriving metropolis in the most powerful nation on earth has become a ghost town of decaying buildings and streets. There is a formal beauty here too, though, reminiscent of Robert Polidori's images of post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans. "It seems like Detroit has just been left to die," says Marchand, "Many times we would enter huge art deco buildings with once-beautiful chandeliers, ornate columns and extraordinary frescoes, and everything was crumbling and covered in dust, and the sense that you had entered a lost world was almost overwhelming. In a very real way, Detroit is a lost world – or at least a lost city where the magnificence of its past is everywhere evident."--Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian

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