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Detroit Medical Center, 1979


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original safety negative by Balthazar Korab
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  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken 1979, Detroit, Michigan, United States
(Library of Congress)

"William Henry Kessler was an American Modernist architect, studying under Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius at Harvard and the Chicago Institute of Design. In the late 60's, Kessler would found his own firm working on a range of projects from public housing to academic institutes and hospital. Kessler's colour palette of primary colour is a trademark of his projects."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


"Kessler, Detroit receiving. Architectural photograph shows the tunnel at the 'Detroit Receiving Hospital' Medical Center designed by William Kessler and Associates."

"The underground tunnel/concourse connects the hospital and clinic to the other medical facilities in the complex... the concourse is constructed of 15 ft. diameter precast concrete pipe with a steel and concrete decking for the walking surface. The ceiling is brilliantly reflective striated aluminium painted five shades of blue. Lighting is directed upward to exploit the reflectivity of the curved aluminium surface."

– David van Oyen A.I.A, project architect

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.