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Detroit: The Dream Is Now T H E D E S I G N , A R T, A N D R E S U R G E N C E O F A N A M E R I C A N C I T Y ■ ■ BY M I C H E L A R N AU D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ First visual book about Detroit’s new up-and-coming communities ■■ Features essays from prominent writers and experts on Detroit

A visual celebration of Detroit’s revitalization, explored through the city’s growing art and culture movements

art, design, and food scenes, as well as profiles of the restaurants, designers, and stores that are rebuilding the city ■■ Detroit and its resurgence have been widely written about in publications such as the New York Times and Architectural Digest

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color photographs 256 pages, 8 × 11" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD


PUB MONTH: APRIL etroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on


the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of


Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of

Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on

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Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings—the emblems of Detroit’s financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims

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his lens at the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city’s architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on the developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits


of the city’s entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Detroit is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud’s thought-provoking photographs. Michel Arnaud is an internationally recognized photographer who has worked for publications such as Vogue and Architectural Digest. He is the principal photographer for more than 20 design and lifestyle books, including Design Brooklyn. He lives in New York City.

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