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Abandoned America : dismantling the dream

Author: Matthew Christopher
Publisher: Great Britain : Carpet Bombing Culture 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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If the creation of a structure represents the values and ideals of a time, so too does its subsequent abandonment and eventual destruction. In Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, photographer Matthew Christopher continues his examination of the ruins dotting the American cities and countryside as quiet catastrophes that have affected not only the nation's past but also its present and future. Rather than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Christopher
ISBN: 9781908211422 1908211423
OCLC Number: 936003771
Notes: Foreword by Don Wildman.
Description: 235 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The rise and fall of the Fallside Hotel --
The mighty task before us : Taunton State Hospital --
The violation of the contract : the story of Long Beach --
Everything must go : the last days of Randall Park Mall --
The Catskill Game Farm : where the wild things were --
Nothing left to break : the Lee Plaza Hotel --
Let me not live in vain : the story of Forest Haven --
Losing a foundry : Fort Pitt Casting Company --
The last expenditure : Schenley High School --
Sweetest when you've known defeat : the Victory Theatre and Variety Theatre --
A national treasure : the SS United States --
Blood for gold : Vulture City --
City of the century : Gary, Indiana.
Responsibility: Matthew Christopher.

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In "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream", internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his examination of the ruins dotting the American cities and countryside as quiet  Read more...
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- "His evocative commentary provides in-depth context on the demise of places that once helped to define a community s identity." - Liesl Bradner, The LA Times--Leisl Bradner"

 
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