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Abandonment Vs. Preservation

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In “Abandonment Vs. Preservation,” Tom uses 33 photographs from the back roads that showcase places meriting preservation, places falling into beautiful wreckage as they crumble, and places other have had the foresight to preserve. Especially revealing are “roadside museums” where self-appointed curators have established memorials to earlier times. The message is simple: Architecture is a record of man’s activities and thus do tenant homes, old barns, country stores, rock chimneys, old churches, and “See Rock City” barns take a place alongside forts and mansions as places worthy of preservation.

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Tom Poland