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The Resource Abandoned America : dismantling the dream, Matthew Christopher

Abandoned America : dismantling the dream, Matthew Christopher

Label
Abandoned America : dismantling the dream
Title
Abandoned America
Title remainder
dismantling the dream
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Christopher
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 approaching sites with a voyeuristic detachment from the tragedies they represent, Christopher's essays intimately explore the losses and failures that led some of America's finest establishments to become viewed as little more than eyesores in communities that had once supported them. From the heartbreaking story of an institution that would become home to one of the country's worst cases of fatal neglect and abuse to the shattered remains of what was once the largest mall in the United States, this book asks what leads us to leave places behind and what the consequences of doing so are. From the country's largest privately owned zoo to a beachfront community left for dead when its bridge burned to the most expensive public school in the United States to an ocean liner larger than the Titanic, the haunting locations featured in this beautiful book of photography force us to confront who we were, who we are, and who we wish to become, and takes readers on a journey through some of the most dangerous and hard to access locations in the nation in a journey they will never forget
Summary
Through images of abandoned buildings, including factories, industrial sites, schools, churches, and military installations, the author documents the ruins of America
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395765
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
778.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA712
LC item number
.C355 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the age of consequences
Label
Abandoned America : dismantling the dream, Matthew Christopher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Foreword by Don Wildman
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn936003771
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781908211422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936003771
Label
Abandoned America : dismantling the dream, Matthew Christopher
Publication
Note
Foreword by Don Wildman
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn936003771
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781908211422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936003771

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