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Antietam
Photos by Michel Arnaud

Acclaimed French photographer Michel Arnaud’s new book Detroit: The Dream is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City highlights some of the creative talent changing the landscape in Detroit. With over 300 photos covering art, design, food, and classic Detroit architecture, plus interviews and essays with residents, the book offers a detailed look at design, creativity, and the built environment in Detroit.

Arnaud’s photos span the range of classic architecture like the Fisher Building, the General Motors Technical Center, Lafayette Park, and the Guardian Building, to newer adaptive reuse projects like Mike and Lynne Savino’s bank building-turned home, Christopher Burcham’s former hardware store-turned multi-unit home (currently on the market), and the dPOP! offices.

The dPOP! offices in the basement of the Dime Savings Bank Building, now the Chrysler House
Michel Arnaud

Arnaud and the Platform, who is hosting the Beacon Project’s exhibit of his work, provided Curbed with some photos from the series. The photos are currently on display at the Fisher Building lobby and open to the public.

The Wright-Kay Building, now home to the John Varvatos shop
Michel Arnaud
The John Varvatos store
Michel Arnaud
A loft at Willy’s in Midtown
Michel Arnaud
The view from Willy’s in Midtown
Michel Arnaud
A Garden Court condo houses Leslie Ann Pilling’s fashion business and antiques
Michel Arnaud
Orleans + Winder in Eastern Market
Michel Arnaud
Selden Standard in Midtown
Michel Arnaud
Inside Selden Standard
Michel Arnaud
Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles on Livernois
Michel Arnaud
Inside Antietam
Michel Arnaud
The Fisher Building
Michel Arnaud
The Fisher Building lobby
Michel Arnaud