4.11.2011

GONE

I am captivated by these images from Nell Dickerson's new book, Gone:A Photographic Plea for Preservation.
Found via Garden and Gun, which seems to have a hand in all things that are cool and fabulous in the South.



I do believe that a picture is worth a thousand words but Dickerson says it well, “Do whatever it takes to keep the stories alive. Our personal history is part of our national history, and we should pass it to our children with great reverence, because it is not just who we were, but who we are.”

11 comments:

EHP said...

These kind of photos make my heart ache! My yankee husband was so shocked the first time I took him around the area where I grew up and he saw feral houses, abandoned and covered in vines. They're even more poignant when they were once grand, like some of those photos.

JMW said...

I received this same email from G&G today. I really must get this book. And, anything that has Shelby Foote's imprint on it must be good. :)

My Interior Life said...

Looks like a beautiful book - definitely need to put this one on my list. Thanks, Kayce (and Garden & Gun).

pink cupcake vintage said...

so cool!

pretty pink tulips said...

Living in my small, New England town, I have come to appreciate our Historical Society and all the work that is going into preserving our history.

One house, on our main street, was host to 2 presidents....George Washington & John Adams. How wonderful that it has been preserved for legions of school children to experience.

xo Elizabeth

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

This is going on the top of my "must have" book list!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My husband and I restored historic homes for about 8 years before the housing market tanked. Old homes have so much soul - simply cannot be replicated. I'm going to put this one on my book list!

Holly Mathis Interiors said...

amazing post..my background is museums and preservation..love this stuff..i may link to this ..so good and i love G&G too!

Holly

beki said...

Oh wow. This book is going on my wish list. I've always been a supporter of preservation. It breaks my heart to see such beautiful buildings in ruin.

A Perfect Gray said...

I am in love with those images...

Sarah said...

I feel the same about all older buildings...we have a gorgeous gorgeous building in our city that might be demolished...I feel like that happens ALL the time here. And an ugly trendy building that will look awful will be built in its place...only to look worse in 20 years...what is wrong with classic? They don't build them like they used to, and all that history, detail, beauty is gone forever.