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Abandoned : Hauntingly Beautiful Deserted Theme Parks, Hardback Book

Abandoned : Hauntingly Beautiful Deserted Theme Parks Hardback


Huffington Post called him "a master of the abandoned"-and for good reason.

The "artivist" known only as Seph Lawless has spent the last ten years photo-documenting the America that was left behind in the throes of economic instability and overall decline-decrepit shopping malls, houses, factories, even amusement parks.

Through nearly two hundred gorgeous and elegiac photographs, Abandoned details Lawless's journey into what was once the very heart of American entertainment: the amusement park.

Lawless visits deserted parks across the country, capturing in stark detail their dilapidated state, natural overgrowth, and obvious duality of sad and playful symbolism.

Previously self-published as Bizarro, this updated edition of Lawless's photographic tribute to decaying American amusement parks contains new content and a new foreword.

For the first time, the famed photojournalist Seph Lawless makes his moving work available in a stunning trade edition.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 150 color photos
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9781510723351



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