By Owen Hatherley
In A consultant to the recent Ruins of serious 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 procuring department shops, name facilities and factories changed into dear lofts. In doing so, he presents a mordant remark at the city atmosphere within which we are living, paintings and devour. Scathing, forensic, bleakly funny, A advisor to the recent Ruins of significant Britain is a coruscating post-mortem of a get-rich-quick, aspirational politics, a super, architectural “state we’re in.”
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