Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

University of Michigan Regional
Publish Date
11.3 X 1.3 X 9.2 inches | 4.25 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Camilo JosΓ© Vergara was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2002 and received a Berlin Prize Fellowship in 2010. In 2013, he became the first photographer to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He is author of numerous books, including Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery; The New American Ghetto; and Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.


"Vergara is especially alert to changes in the urban landscape . . . perhaps more people will take a second, closer look at the wealth of native folk art we have all over town. And Vergara deserves thanks for recording them and offering a serious critical appraisal."
--Detroit Metro Times

"The photos are obviously the bulk of the book, and Vergara is a talented visual storyteller, but the book also features chapters that give the images context. Interviews with locals and stories about the way old buildings have been repurposed offer hints about Detroit's revival. Detroit is No Dry Bones not only depicts the past and present but also considers the city's future."
--Foreword Reviews-- (09/26/2016)
"Detroit is No Dry Bones, zooms right in on the city as a rich library of DIY artifacts. Plus, given an eye for art history and as the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, [Camilo Vegara] easily straddles the line between "New Detroit" and the old neighborhoods."
--Detroit Metro Times-- (12/04/2017)