Antiquity Echoes - A Photographed Tour of Abandoned America
Rusty Tagliareni, Christina Mathews
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
The author of Forsaken documents some of our nation’s most compelling ruins—from their haunting backstories to their disparate fates. A focus on history and first-hand accounts by the author make Antiquity Echoes far more than a collection of photography and text; it’s an adventure story. With a wide spectrum of places covered, readers will be walking the dark halls of an abandoned mental asylum on one page and lost in the overgrowth of an abandoned theme park on the very next. Photographer Rusty Tagliareni spent years traveling the country documenting forlorn locations throughout the United States, sharing his deep passion for history and preservation and what has generated alliances with many historic societies and preservation organizations. What makes a place worth remembering? Antiquity Echoes ventures that this value derives from the lessons a place can teach us, even long after it has been of use. No matter how forgotten a place has come to be, underneath the overgrowth, cracked paint, and filth of ages, lie countless stories awaiting a sympathetic ear.