DETROIT
04/11/2012 09:18 am ET

The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Diego Rivera And Edsel Ford In Detroit

The story of the automobile — like the story of the city of Detroit — is a tale of unwitting eternal returns. At every turn the inventors of modern life — of its machines, its aspirations — seemed unable or unwilling to grasp the meaning of what they were in the process of creating and unleashing, and what they were thus undoing and destroying.

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