Abandoned Palaces

Great Houses, Mansions, Estates and Hotels Suspended in Time

By Michael Kerrigan (Author)

Price$29.95

Format Hardcover, Jacketed

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Abandoned Palaces

Great Houses, Mansions, Estates and Hotels Suspended in Time

by Michael Kerrigan

$29.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces tells the stories behind dilapidated structures all around the world.
 
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 that was one of the final refuges of the Khmer Rouge, Abandoned Palaces charts the decline of what were once the homes and holiday resorts of the super wealthy. Ranging from crumbling hotels in the Catskills or in Mozambique, to grand mansions in Taiwan, to an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse, to a modern megalomaniac’s partially completed estate, 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 worlds left behind.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward’s College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives in Edinburgh.

Pub Date: 8/6/2019

ISBN: 9781782748625

Price: $29.95 / $39.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 224 pages, 150 color photos

Trim: 9 x 11.688 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: History / Ancient

Publisher: Amber Books

Carton Quantity: 10

Series: Abandoned