Overview:Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape - Routledge Research in Architecture - This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London's tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these buildings ruin the historic cityscape. Gassner argues that the new London skyline needs to be ruined instead and explores ruination as a political appropriation of the commodified and financialised cityscape. Aimed at academics and students in the fields of architecture, urban design, politics, urban geography, and sociology, Ruined Skylines engages with the work of Walter Benjamin and other critical and political theorists. It examines accounts of sometimes rebellious and often conservative groupings, including the City Beautiful movement, the English Townscape movement, and the Royal Fine Art Commission, and discusses tower developments in the City of London - 110 Bishopsgate, the Pinnacle, 22 Bishopsgate, 1 Undershaft, 122 Leadenhall, and 20 Fenchurch - in order to make a case for reanimating urban politics as an art of the possible.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726794-9781138094796. It was written by the following authors: Edmund Gordon, Gunter Gassner. Book Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape - Routledge Research in Architecture, which can be read online, published by the company: Vintage Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Cultural Highlights, True Stories, Art, Biography, Photography, Fashion. The book was published on 2019-08-15. It has 208 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 454 g. File for download Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape - Routledge Research in Architecture has PDF format and is called ruined-skylines-aesthetics-politics-and-londons-towering-cityscape-routledge-research-in-architecture.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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