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Lost America, Volume I: From the Atlantic to the Mississippi
     

Lost America, Volume I: From the Atlantic to the Mississippi

by Constance M. Greiff
 

This photographic tour, part of a two-book set, is a bittersweet tribute to the vanishing landscape of America's architectural heritage. Nearly 300 images include outstanding bridges, courthouses, churches, homes, and buildings east of the Mississippi, many of them now demolished. In addition to honoring the past, these volumes issue a warning to preserve the

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This photographic tour, part of a two-book set, is a bittersweet tribute to the vanishing landscape of America's architectural heritage. Nearly 300 images include outstanding bridges, courthouses, churches, homes, and buildings east of the Mississippi, many of them now demolished. In addition to honoring the past, these volumes issue a warning to preserve the places that define the American sense of place and identity.
Numerous historical and preservation groups, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, contributed photographs and drawings to this collection. Illustrations range from civic buildings such as post offices and prisons to structures associated with commerce and industry—banks, markets, mills, and carriage houses. Hotels, railway stations, parks, and opera houses offer fascinating glimpses of lost architectural grandeur. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, and this edition features a new preface by the author. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486473116
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/18/2010
Series:
Dover Architecture Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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