Saturday, 13 August 2011

Yves Marchard/Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

The Ruins of DetroitRuins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies 
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.
The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at 
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very 
last time : being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.
Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.
The Ruins of Detroit is Published by Steidi
ISBN-10: 3869300429
ISBN-13: 978-3869300429
A friend of mine recently got a copy of The Ruins of Detroit. Derelict Theatres, Police Stations, Houses, Offices. They are all here. In fact the quality and style of the images is quite staggering. This book is amazing.

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