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Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the WildwoodsOut of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods

By Mark Havens

Wildwood, New Jersey: thanks to a combination of economics, geography,
and chance, this Jersey Shore vacation spot has, for more than four
decades, been home to a wealth of immaculately preserved midcentury
motels. These jewels of neon and bright colors remained frozen in time
until recently; now, a substantial number have been demolished and many
that remain face an uncertain future. Determined to preserve them,
photographer Mark Havens has captured their unique style over 10 years,
sometimes shooting motel facades while workers were demolishing the
backs. With essays by Joseph Giovannini and Jamer Hunt and evocative
photographs, Out of Season celebrates the architecture of a bygone era of Jersey Shore summers.

Code: 21292

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