« This book is Robert Poldori’s portrait of the interiors of the now demolished Hotel Petra in Beirut, a grand icon of the city’s pre-war history. The Hotel Petra was once one of the most popular hotels in Beirut, conveniently located in the city center adjacent to the Grand Theatre. (…) In 1992 the Hotel Petra was set aside for later restoration, and from that moment essentially cut off from any human intervention.Polidori gained access to this site in 2010, almost twenty years after its mothballing, and was transfixed by what he discovered. » (extrait du texte de présentation de l’éditeur). Photos en couleurs.
|Date de parution||2016|