Merrell Publishers, 2007 - Photography - 144 pages
This unique volume presents a stunning photographic record of American history, documenting ruins ranging from ancient Native Amencan dwellings in the Southwest to the remains of a Gilded Age mansion on the East Coast and a king's summer home in Hawaii. The luminous infrared photographs are accompanied by brief essays detailing the significance of each site. In raising awareness of rums that remain unknown even to most Americans, American Ruins offers a new way of seeing the landscape and the collective identity of America.
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FOREWORD by Douglas Brinkley
IN THE REGION OF ROMANCE AND FANCY by Arthur Drooker
ARTHUR DROOKERS AMERICAN RUINS by Christopher Woodward
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abandoned Abo Mission Alcatraz American Ruins Antiquities Act arsenal Arthur Drooker Bannerman Castle Barnard beauty became Bethlehem Steel Biddle buildings built Bulow Plantation burned California Chaco Canyon Chacoans Charleston Civil Cole Construction began Cook Bank Cottage Course of Empire Cumberland Island desolation DOUGLAS BRINKLEY Drooker's photographs Dungeness Florida ghost town Golden Gate Bridge GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE Harpers Ferry House Ruin Hovenweep images imagine infrared JAMES RENWICK JR Jefferson John Kaniakapupu Knapp KNAPP'S CASTLE later lodge London main house mansion Mexico mill Mission San Mississippi Mummy Cave mystery National Historical Park National Monument Neoclassical nineteenth century Nuuanu Valley opposite Pecos places Pollepel Island Preservation Pueblo Bonito Quarai rebuilt region of romance Rhyolite Rhyolite's River romance and fancy Rome Roosevelt Island Rosewell RUIN IS NAMED ruins are located Ruscha San Antonio Santa Seminole Sheldon Church Shenandoah slaves Southwest stone tower Virginia walls Windsor Wolf House wrote York