San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We hope you can join us at Looking Glass Books for the launch of
by James Crawford.
In Fallen Glory, James Crawford uncovers the biographies of some of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings from the dawn of civilisation to the cyber era. James Crawford brings twenty iconic buildings and the people who built them to life, arguing that the afterlives of these buildings is no less dramatic. From the deserts of Iraq and the banks of the Nile to the great cities of Jerusalem, Paris, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique guide to a world of vanished architecture. By picking through the fragments of our past, this book asks what history's ruins can tell us about our future.
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About the author
James Crawford is the Communications and Publications Manager for Scotland's National Collection of architecture and archaeology. Born in the Shetlands in 1978, he studied History and Philosophy of Law at the University of Edinburgh, winning the Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize. He has previously written a number of photographic books, including Above Scotland: The National Collection of Aerial Photography, Victorian Scotland, Scotland's Landscapes and Aerofilms: A History of Britain from above. In 2013, he wrote and acted as design consultant on Telling Scotland's Story, a short, graphic novel-style guide to Scottish Archaeology published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.