Sunday Jun 2, 2019 at 8:51 AM
‘Guardians of Detroit’
By Jeff Morrison
Amazing architectural sculpture can be found in Detroit. There is a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from high above the streets and sidewalks, often unnoticed or ignored by the people passing below.
Jeff Morrison’s “Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City” documents these pieces in a city that began as a small frontier fort and quickly grew to become a major metropolis and industrial titan. Detroit became home to people of towering ambition and vision who gained wealth and sought to leave their mark on the city they loved. This aspiration created a massive building boom during a time when architectural