Atlas of Lost Paradises

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Category: Humanities

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764367250

RRP: $65.00


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Thoroughly documented, a worldwide selection of places representing many attempts made by mankind through the ages to re-create a paradise on Earth. “Paradises got off to a bad start early on. The one the Bible had arranged had to rapidly close its pearly gates when its first two occupants, Adam and Eve, had misbehaved.” According to Gilles Lapouge, paradise is a paradoxical creation of our imagination, blending hope and nostalgia. Historically, mankind has sought to fashion a paradise, which could be accessed during its lifetime: ideal cities, cities made of glass and steel, castles of freedom, etc. This atlas embarks us upon a journey across civilizations, through the exploration of 27 real or fictional places, including: . gardens of the Middle Ages . Atlantis . Castles of King Ludwig II . Oceana . Atlantis . Pitcairn Island . city of Manoa . Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang Each place is illustrated with a specially designed map in a graphic style that has become the hallmark of this Atlas series. AUTHOR: Gilles Lapouge, born in 1923, was a writer and journalist. In 1951 he moved to Brazil, where he worked for the Brazilian daily Estado de São Paulo and was the newspaper’s France correspondent for over 60 years. Karin Doering-Froger has illustrated many novels and travel guides, including Atlas of Lost Cities and Atlas of Dream Lands. 27 colour maps

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