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By Owen Hatherley

ISBN-10: 184467651X

ISBN-13: 9781844676514

ISBN-10: 1844677001

ISBN-13: 9781844677009

again in 1997, New Labour got here to energy amid a lot speak of regenerating the internal towns left to rot less than successive Conservative governments. Over the following decade, British towns grew to become the laboratories of the recent firm financial system: sparkling monuments to finance, estate hypothesis, and the provider industry—until the crash.

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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