Bill Rauhauser - 20th Century Photography in Detroit is an artist monograph with photographs by Bill Rauhauser and an essay by Mary Desjarlais. This book is essential for anyone interested in fine art photography or Detroit history.
Bill Rauhauser has been on the cutting edge of artistic movements throughout his life. He is a pioneer in the development of photographic culture in the city of Detroit and his outstanding Street Photography, taken over a period of sixty years, provides a unique historic archive of the city of Detroit. Starting during the forties through the present, Rauhauser photographed images that capture the rhythms of city street life in Detroit landscapes. Many of the buildings and houses no longer exist. Any of the millions of people who ever lived in Detroit would be interested in this book, to see Detroit as it changed over the century. Additionally, art history aficionados and photography collectors will find in this book a unique collection of exquisitely crafted photographs.
Rauhauser also explored studio, architectural photography, and portraiture. During the 1960s he began taking photos of found objects with a fresh approach, and his later abstractions of these objects are both whimsical and provocative experiments in form and composition. This photography has never been published and they are original masterpieces in Conceptual art.