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Walking in ruins

Author: Geoff Nicholson
Publisher: Chelmsford, Essex : Harbour, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ruins can grasp out imagination and tantalise us with thoughts of lost buildings, lost lives ... Nicholson takes us on walks not only to iconic sites - Stonehenge and Alcatraz among them - but also to lesser-known and out-of-the-way places, such as a ruined zoo on the edge of Hollywood and an abandoned council estate in Sheffield. There are urban ruins and desert ruins, industrial and architectural ruins, even  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Nicholson
ISBN: 9781905128204 1905128207
OCLC Number: 858011717
Description: 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Geoff Nicholson.

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"Ruins can grasp out imagination and tantalise us with thoughts of lost buildings, lost lives ... Nicholson takes us on walks not only to iconic sites - Stonehenge and Alcatraz among them - but also to lesser-known and out-of-the-way places, such as a ruined zoo on the edge of Hollywood and an abandoned council estate in Sheffield. There are urban ruins and desert ruins, industrial and architectural ruins, even defence-of-the-realm ruins to be explored. And as he explores he traces the marks ruins have left in the imaginations of other writers and artists, then ponders what exactly makes a ruin and why ruins are so important to us.

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