American Ruins (Hardcover)

By Arthur Drooker (Photographer), Christopher Woodward (Essay by), Douglas Brinkley (Foreword by)

Merrell, 9781858944067, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007



This unique volume presents a stunning photographic record of American history, documenting ruins ranging from ancient Native Amencan dwellings in the Southwest to the remains of a Gilded Age mansion on the East Coast and a king's summer home in Hawaii. The luminous infrared photographs are accompanied by brief essays detailing the significance of each site. In raising awareness of rums that remain unknown even to most Americans, American Ruins offers a new way of seeing the landscape and the collective identity of America.