A Heartbreaking Story of the Civil War: A Photographic Plea for Preservation
Photographer and architect Nell Dickerson began her exploration of antebellum homesteads with encouragement from her cousin-in-law, renowned Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote. Her passion for forgotten and neglected buildings became a plea for preservation.
Gone is a unique pairing of modern photographs and historical novella. Foote offers a heartbreaking look at one man's loss as Union troops burn his home in the last days of the Civil War. Dickerson shares fascinating and haunting photographs, shining a poignant light on the buildings which survived Sherman's burning rampage across the Confederacy, only to fall victim to neglect, apathy and poverty.
GONE is a powerfully moving volume that will change how you see the forgotten buildings that hide in obscurity across the Southern l.
BelleBooks, 9781611940039, 118pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2011