Celebration of Books
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
10th Annual Celebration of Books
to benefit Wayne State University Press
Wayne State University Press and the 2013 Host Committee cordially invite you to a Celebration of Books to highlight WSU Press's new titles, over 100 other new and favorite books, and dozens of authors. Featuring a strolling dinner, book sale, and a short program featuring Bradford Frost, author and creator of Reveal Your Detroit, documenting a one-of-a-kind photography project led by the Detroit Institute of Arts that showcased thousands of images from the perspectives of hundreds of Detroit residents.
Bradford Frost, author of Reveal Your Detroit
2013 Featured Book: Reveal Your Detroit by Bradford Frost
Through a unique partnership model with forty-five community organizations, the Detroit Institute of Arts' 2012 community photography project Reveal Your Detroit offered Detroit residents the chance to respond to the Museum's contemporary photography exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010. Using disposable cameras, each participant captured people, places, and things that make their lives in Detroit distinctive, inspired by the questions "what does your Detroit look like?" and "how do you want others to see it?". In the final display, over 2,300 images rotated across 60 digital photo frames, from a selection of over 10,000 submitted. For this volume, author Bradford Frost selected 192 images from the exhibit to showcase the perspectives of hundreds of residents and the places they presented, from the gritty to the sublime.
Other featured books:
Bradford Frost / Reveal Your Detroit: An Intimate Look at a Great American City
John Gallagher / Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention
June Manning Thomas / Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit
Jean Alicia Elster / The Colored Car
Paul Taylor / Old Slow Town: Detroit during the Civil War
Dr. Charles K. Hyde / Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II
The 2013 Celebration of Books is supported by WSU Press, Detroit Institue of Arts, RUNdetroit, Nora, The Peacock Room & The Emerald, Detroit Global Human, Signal-Return, MotorCity Wine, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Film Theatre, WDET, Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts