Hüljatud mõisad – Ghost Manors of Estonia (Ants Hein, Hattorpe, 1996) is an exhibition book presenting some of Estonia’s abandoned manor houses.
Old manors are like historical landmarks in the landscape. While methods exist to deal with damage caused to the natural environment (provided, of course, that it remains within a certain critical limit), it is an entirely different story with culture: buildings, sculptures and paintings which have once been allowed to go to ruin, cannot be created anew. These works are and will always remain unique, connected with a certain time and its craftsmen. Every cultural monument permitted to fall into disrepair disappears forever, and any attempts made to rebuild it in its former shape, will produce nothing more than a copy, a pastiche.
– Ants Hein, Hüljatud mõisad – Ghost Manors of Estonia (Hattorpe, 1996), p.25-26.
The text is in Estonian and English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is firm. The covers show some small traces of shelf wear and edge wear.