By Owen Hatherley
In A consultant to the hot Ruins of significant Britain, Owen Hatherley units out to discover the wreckage—the structures that epitomized an age of greed and aspiration. From Greenwich to Glasgow, Milton Keynes to Manchester, Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the 2010s: from riverside residence complexes, paintings galleries and amorphous interactive “centers,” to purchasing department shops, name facilities and factories become pricey lofts. In doing so, he offers a mordant remark at the city atmosphere during which we are living, paintings and eat. Scathing, forensic, bleakly funny, A advisor to the hot Ruins of significant Britain is a coruscating post-mortem of a get-rich-quick, aspirational politics, an excellent, architectural “state we’re in.”
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