Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream


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$39.95  $36.75
Carpet Bombing Culture
Publish Date
September 15, 2016
10.2 X 10.1 X 0.9 inches | 3.2 pounds

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About the Author

For the last decade, photographer and writer Matthew Christopher embarked on a journey to document the ruins of American infrastructure, including asylums, industry, churches, schools, theaters, hospitals, prisons, resorts and hotels, as realized in his best-selling book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences" and his critically acclaimed website Abandoned America. His work has gained international attention and has been featured in the L.A. Times, BBC, NBC Nightly News, ABC News, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Yahoo News, Business Insider, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, the Weather Channel, the Huffington Post, New York Daily News, the Metro, Photo District News, Photographer's Forum, Juxtapoz, and many others. He has lectured on the art of ruins, abandoned spaces, and preservation, and displayed his photography at galleries and museums across the United States.


- "This is an excellent book with outstanding photography. It inspires one to hunt for the forgotten pieces of the past and memorialize them before they disappear forever." - Apogee Photo Magazine
Matthew Christopher s photographic record of decay depicts the tragic truth: that something extraordinary has ended and that nothing like it may ever come back. We re now going in the other direction despite a lot of wishful thinking: toward a loss of complexity, a reduction in the scale of activity, a loss of artistry, and probably the end of many comforts, conveniences and amenities we ve come to take for granted. - James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere"
- "A new book, Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences, brings together his images of prisons, hospitals, churches and hotels. Christopher aims to connect the dots, to show that it is not simply one type of structure or one geographic location that is affected . His photographs reveal both decaying industrial giants and derelict domestic spaces." - --Fiona McDonald "BBC News ""
- "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"