Corrado Parducci: A Field Guide to Detroit’s Architectural Sculptor
Chronological enumeration of over 300 commissions executed between 1920 and 1980 by Detroit based Italian-American architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci (1900-1981). Includes condensed bio and over 350 black and white photographs. 152 Pages, new in wraps.
“Architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci’s work is so widespread around Detroit, you’re likely familiar with it even if you’ve never heard of the man.
Consider: The stern Mayan gods at the entrance to the Guardian Building. The bears on the Detroit Zoo’s Horace M. Rackham Memorial Fountain. The time-worn medallion of a winged Mercury sunk flush in the marble floor of the Fisher Building lobby.
A new book from architectural historian and photographer Dale A. Carlson with Einar E. Kvaran, “Corrado Parducci: A Field Guide to Detroit’s Architectural Sculptor,” offers an encyclopedic listing of work by the Tuscan-born master, whose reputation has soared in recent years with the uptick in enthusiasm for all things Detroit.” —The Detroit News