Abandoned in Place

Author: Roland Miller
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826356265
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Stenciled on many of the deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the evocative phrase “abandoned in place” indicates the structures that have been deserted. Some structures, too solid for any known method of demolition, stand empty and unused in the wake of the early period of US space exploration. Now Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race. Rapidly succumbing to the elements and demolition, most of the blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured in Abandoned in Place are located at secure military or NASA facilities with little or no public access. Some have been repurposed, but over half of the facilities photographed no longer exist. The haunting images collected here impart artistic insight while preserving an important period in history.

Forbidden Places Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage

Author: Sylvain Margaine
Publisher: Jonglez
ISBN: 9782361951313
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seek out a marine graveyard in Brittany, a spectacular former coal mine in Germany¹s Ruhr basin, an abandoned hospital complex in Poland, ghostly plaster figures installed at a dilapidated church in the Czech Republic, closed-down prisons and asylums, deserted factories...Since the resounding success of his two earlier volumes, published in 2009 and 2013, Sylvain Margaine still travels the world in search of these forbidden places, forgotten by everyone.An exceptional photographic report.

The Final Mission

Author: Lisa Westwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813064741
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"Explore[s] the archaeological perspective of preserving sites related to the Project Apollo and moon missions. . . . thoroughly covers the details of the lunar missions and describes how many key landmarks, such as launch pads and other facilities, may no longer exist because of damage and neglect."-Choice "An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments."--P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space "Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America's twentieth-century space heritage."--Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold War The world will always remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for their first steps on the moon, yet few today hold in respect the sites that made these and other astronauts' journeys possible. Across the American landscape and on the lunar surface, many facilities and landing sites linked to the Apollo program remain unprotected. Some have already crumbled to ruins--silent and abandoned. The Final Mission explores these key locations, reframes the footprints and items left on the moon as cultural resources, and calls for the urgent preservation of this space heritage. Beginning with the initiation of the space race, the authors trace the history of research, training, and manufacturing centers that contributed to lunar exploration. From the early rocket test stands of Robert H. Goddard, to astronaut instruction at Meteor Crater, to human and primate experiments at Holloman Air Force Base, innumerable places proved critical to developing the equipment for exploring space, surviving the journey, and returning to Earth safely. Despite their significance to the history of human spaceflight, many landmarks face the threat of damage or destruction. Most alarming is that the rapid advancement of technology renders stations obsolete long before they are deemed worthy of preservation. Moreover, the lack of precedence for protecting off-planet artifacts poses a unique challenge for space archaeology. While NASA's 2011 recommendations for spacefarers suggest avoiding close proximity to this cultural landscape, the authors advocate stronger routes of preservation and present models for safeguarding space history--both on Earth's surface and beyond. Lisa Westwood is director of cultural resources at ECORP Consulting, Inc., and a professional archaeologist. Beth Laura O'Leary, professor emerita of anthropology at New Mexico State University, is coeditor of Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage. Milford Wayne Donaldson is president of the firm Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA. He is chairman of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the former state historic preservation officer for the state of California.

Abandoned America

Author: Matthew Christopher
Publisher: Editions Jonglez
ISBN: 9782361950941
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Throughout the ages, mankind has been fascinated by the ruins of previous societies. The desire to gain a greater understanding of our past has driven archaeologists, artists, and scholars from across the world to study the vestiges of lifestyles that have vanished in an attempt to capture their mystique and beauty. Originally intended as an examination of the rise and fall of the state hospital system, Matthew Christopher s Abandoned America rapidly grew to encompass derelict factories and industrial sites, schools, churches, power plants, hospitals, prisons, military installations, hotels, resorts, homes, and more. Through his collection of writing and photography, Christopher has spent the last decade documenting the ruins of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known: our own. Exploring sites like the charred remains of the Hotel Do De, the rusted cells of the Essex County Jail Annex, the sublime majesty of the Church of the Transfiguration, or the eerie and dilapidated remnants of the New Castle Elks Lodge, the work spans architectural treasures left to the elements and then all too often lost forever."

Ghostly Ruins

Author: Harry Skrdla
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Perhaps eeriest of all are the ghost towns of Bodie, California and Centralia, Pennsylvania, where a trash fire in a nearby mine exploded into an underground inferno in 1962. The fire still blazes today. Skrdla shows you all this and more, telling the tale of each place in its prime and the story behind its fall, accompanied by more than two hundred photographs depicting these locations at both yesterday's historic heights and today's decrepit depths."--BOOK JACKET.

Vacant America

Author: Tracy Amos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149318802X
Format: PDF
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Mysterious, slightly fearsome, empty and abandoned places...real structures that have fallen into disrepair and decay...long since abandoned. These pictures tell their own stories of these structures as they once were.

Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America

Author: Robert Melnick
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801862632
Format: PDF
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Historic preservation efforts began with an emphasis on buildings, especially those associated with significant individuals, places, or events. Subsequent efforts were expanded to include vernacular architecture, but only in recent decades have preservationists begun shifting focus to the land itself. Cultural landscapes -- such as farms, gardens, and urban parks--are now seen as projects worthy of the preservationist's attention. To date, however, no book has addressed the critical issues involved in cultural landscape preservation.In "Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America," Arnold R. Alanen and Robert Z. Melnick bring together a distinguished group of contributors to address the complex academic and practical questions that arise when people set out to designate and preserve a cultural landscape. Beginning with a discussion of why cultural landscape preservation is important, the authors explore such topics as the role of nature and culture, the selling of heritage landscapes, urban parks and cemeteries, Puerto Rican neighborhoods in New York City, vernacular landscapes in small towns and rural areas, ethnographic landscapes,

Abandon In Place

Author: Jerry Oltion
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN:
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NASA is stunned when, the morning after Neil Armstrong's funeral, a ghostly Saturn V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral sending telemetry back on its trip to the moon, a launch that becomes a monthly event.

Abandoned America

Author: Matthew Christopher
Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture
ISBN: 9781908211422
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In "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream," internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his examination of the ruins dotting American cities as quiet catastrophes that have affected not only the nation's past but also its present and future.

Abandoned Places

Author: Henk Van Rensbergen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789401434775
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* Nominated for a Cutting Edge Award for Best Styled Book* This new pocket-sized takes the best images from Abandoned Places 1, 2, 3 and The Photographer's Selection, now with brand new material* Abandoned-places.com attracts thousands of visitors to view this unique projectHis photographs have been called "haunting" by The Wall Street Journal. Photographer and urban explorer Henk Van Rensbergen bundles the most fascinating images of abandoned buildings he discovered worldwide in a brand new book. With his first book on abandoned places, Van Rensbergen took the photography world by storm. His beautiful images of mysterious dilapidated castles, factories, and hospitals earned critical acclaim. The new pocket-sized book Abandoned Places takes the best images from Abandoned Places 1, 2, 3 and The Photographer's Selection, now with brand new material.