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Abandoned Palaces (Hardback)

By Kerrigan, Michael

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From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces uses stunning photographs to tell the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world.

ISBN 9781782748625
Barcode 9781782748625
Published 14 July 2019 by Amber Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Abandoned
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ISBN-13 9781782748625
ISBN-10 1782748628
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amber Books Ltd
Imprint Amber Books Ltd
Publication Date 14 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kerrigan, Michael
Series Abandoned
Category History of Art
Photographs: Collections
Architecture
Palaces, Chateaux, Country Houses
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 227mm
Height: 297mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Abandoned buildings - Pictorial works, Architectural photography, Palaces - Pictorial works
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 779.4
Catalogue Code 990808

Description of this Book

Built to last, built to impress, built with style and grandeur - it is all the more remarkable when the most ostentatious of buildings fall into disrepair and become ruins. From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces tells the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world. From ancient Roman villas to the French colonial hill station in Cambodia that was one of the final refuges of the Khmer Rouge, the book charts the fascinating decline of what were once the homes and holiday resorts of the most wealthy. Ranging from crumbling hotels in the Catskill Mountains or in Mozambique to grand mansions in Taiwan, and from an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse to a modern megalomaniac's estate too expensive ever to be completed, the reasons for the abandonment of these buildings include politics, bankruptcy, personal tragedies, natural and man-made disasters, as well as changing tastes and fashions. With 150 outstanding colour photographs exploring more than 100 hauntingly beautiful locations, Abandoned Palaces is a brilliant and moving pictorial examination of worlds we have left behind.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward's College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives with his family in Edinburgh.

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