Seek out a marine graveyard in Brittany, a spectacular former coal mine in Germany’s Ruhr basin, an abandoned hospital complex in Poland, ghostly plaster figures installed at a dilapidated church in the Czech Republic, closed-down prisons and asylums, deserted factories … Since the resounding success of his two earlier volumes, published in 2009 and 2013, Sylvain Margaine still travels the world in search of these forbidden places, forgotten by everyone.
An exceptional photographic report.
“Like a graffiti artist, he uses his digital reflex camera to capture the soul of these demolished, worndown 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
Sylvain Margaine: born in 1977, is an engineer. Since 1998 he has been identifying and photographing the world’s forgotten heritage and publishing these urban explorations on his website.
David Margaine: born in 1980, is a pharmacist by trade. For the past twelve years he has been working as a writer, composer and performer with several groups of musicians from the Bordeaux alternative scene.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sylvain Margaine
AUTHOR: David Margaine
FORMAT: 290 x 235 mm
PRICE: US$ 39,95 — €35,00 — £29,99
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