Y H B H S (card catalog) selection 31
Christos Prevezanos, interior designer, Los Angeles
"I love this book with its stairways to heaven, its fallen giants, and its sliced facades standing like burnt toast. "
PLEASURE OF RUINS
by Rose Macaulay photographs by Roloff Beny
"I love this book with its stairways to heaven and its fallen giants and it's sliced facades standing like burnt toast. It's heartbreakingly beautiful... puts all ones passion and efforts and hopes and frustrations into perspective.
Everything submits to time eventually."
- Christos Prevezanos
"Great cities decline, they gradually submit to history, caught in the organic grip of nature and left haunted, or cruelly stripped of embellishments by man's urge to plunder. Some vanish, of those that remain, the ruins are often more majestic and, paradoxically, more human.
-Roloff Beny, 1964
Christos Prevezanos is an interior designer based in Los Angeles.