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American Ruins - Arthur Drooker

American Ruins

By: Arthur Drooker (Photographer), Douglas Brinkley (Foreword by), Christopher Woodward (Text by)

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American Ruins is the first photography book to document historic ruins throughout the United States.

It presents a stunning visual record of ruins ranging from ancient Native American dwellings in the Southwest to the remains of Gilded Age mansions on the East Coast and a king's summer home in Hawaii.

Luminous infrared photographs expose crumbled walls, weathered facades and overgrown flora, and are accompanied by brief essays detailing the historical, geographical and architectural significance of each site.

This landmark publication raises awareness of and appreciation for overlooked ruins that remain unknown even to most Americans. It captures the visual poetry of each place and offers a new way of seeing the landscape, the past and the collective identity of America. This work is a unique, awe-inspiring photographic record of American history.

This is the first photographic record of historic ruins throughout the United States. It will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, photography, history, archaeology and Americana.

In the Region of Romance and Fancy
Arthur Drooker's American Ruins

The East
The South
The Southwest
California and Hawaii

ISBN: 9781858944067
ISBN-10: 9781481949088
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.243