Shut Down by Christoph Lingg 
Fine/As-New. Hardcover in Slipcase; 97 pages
4.4 pounds; 12.5 x .5 x 10 inches
Christoph Lingg traveled to fourteen countries from Eastern Europe to Mongolia to photograph industrial relics (old factories, mines, processing plants, and foundries) as remembrances of our shared history, an illustration of the ravages of time and weathering, and lessons for a future age. Many of these structures have been or will soon be demolished or disassembled.
From the essay by Susanne Schaber, "Christoph Lingg's photographs capture the melancholy aura of a bygone era. They make up an archive of remembrance, of markers along the way in the realm of technology, progress and decline. At the same time, they take us directly to the heart of the industrial and social history of various areas. They reflect not only economic developments, but also the way people related to work and to the environment, as well as the identity of different countries and regions."
The book features essays by Susanne Schaber, Richard Swartz and Serhij Zhadan.