Abandoned France

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texts David Margaine | translation Caroline Lawrence


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Follow the trail of the abandoned Gandrange steelworks or the decommissioned Uckange blast furnaces in Lorraine, a spectacular marine graveyard in Brittany's Crozon peninsula, a forgotten chateau on the outskirts of Paris, a derelict sanatorium in the Alps, the remains of a magnificent Art Deco concert hall in the north, a disused hospital in the south-west, a military fort in the Pyrenees, now off-limits, a former wine storage cellar in Normandy ...

Following the success of his first book, published in 2009, Sylvain Margaine still travels around France in search of these forbidden and often overlooked places. In this way he draws attention to the sometimes dramatic fate of the country's heritage, the preservation of which has become a matter for serious reflection. An exceptional photographic report.

« Like a graffiti artist, he uses his digital reflex camera to capture the soul of these demolished, worn-down places that are doomed to oblivion ... thus revealing the forgotten treasures of our heritage. »

(Madame Figaro)

« Census-taker of monuments, storyteller of our hidden heritage, Sylvain Margaine is an urban explorer. »

(Le Monde)

« Beyond the magnificent images, Sylvain Margaine shares an ephemeral, isolated and condemned urban heritage that lies off the beaten tracks of the city. You, too, will discover these forbidden places! »

(Le Soir)
Aciérie abandonnée de Gandrange, hauts-fourneaux fermés d'Uckange, cimetières de bateaux de guerre dans la presqu'île de Crozon, le photographe poursuit son tour de France insolite des lieux interdits, des patrimoines désertés. ©Electre 2021
Format : Cartonné
Nb de pages : 207 pages
Poids : 1310 g
Dimensions : 22cm X 29cm
Date de parution :
ISBN : 978-2-36195-216-7
EAN : 9782361952167

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