David CLEMENTS has authored two works created from his extensive photographic collection and his intimate knowledge of Metropolitan Detroit.

Red’s Jazz Shoe Shine in Detroit’s North End

In 1891 Detroit annexed 6 square miles of Hamtramck Township, called the North End, east of Woodward and north of Grand Boulevard.  This area is now pocked with empty buildings and open land. Scattered throughout the community are small churches, each struggling to retain congregations, and an ever-present supply of champagne. One of the few […]

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Art In Detroit Public Places

Art In Detroit Public Places Photographer: David Clements Author: Dennis Nawrocki Wayne State University Press The Detroit area is home to numerous significant works of public art in its parks, libraries, schools, and hospitals. This new and updated edition of a classic guidebook considers over 150 pieces organized by section into six geographical districts of […]

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TALKING SHOPS: Detroit Commercial Folk Art

Talking Shops: Detroit Commercial Archaeology Author: David Clements Wayne State University Press Visit our online store here selection of TALKING SHOPS images for sale. Cruise down the streets of Detroit, through vast residential neighborhoods, industrial landscapes, and huge areas of open land and I still feel a vibrant and evolving city. What I have discovered […]

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