Abandoned Palaces: Great Houses, Mansions, Estates and Hotels Lost In Time
- Global History, European History
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Worlds left behind
Built to impress, built with style and grandeur, built, above all, to last: it’s all the more remarkable when buildings such as these fall into disrepair and become ruins.
From ancient Roman villas to the French colonial hill station in Cambodia, Abandoned Palaces charts the decline of what were once the homes and holiday resorts of the super wealthy. Ranging from crumbling hotels in Mozambique to grand mansions in Taiwan to an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse, they were deserted for reasons including politics, bankruptcy, personal tragedies, natural and man-made disasters, and changing tastes and fashions. Filled with stunning, nostalgic images, this volume is a brilliant and moving examination of forgotten opulence.
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|Release Date:||July 10, 2019|