Atlas of Lost Paradises (Hardcover)

Atlas of Lost Paradises By Gilles Lapouge, Karin Doering-Froger (Illustrator) Cover Image

Atlas of Lost Paradises (Hardcover)


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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
- the castles of King Ludwig II
- Oceana
- 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764367250
ISBN-10: 0764367250
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Atlas