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Book review: ruined skylines: aesthetics, politics and london’s towering cityscape by Günter Gassner

Karimnia, Elahe (2020) Book review: ruined skylines: aesthetics, politics and london’s towering cityscape by Günter Gassner. LSE Review of Books (24 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The debate over the tall-building boom in London is often torn between those supporting market-led spectacular urban development and those advocating for historic conservation of the traditional cityscape. In Ruined Skylines, Günter Gassner critically intervenes in these discussions, utilising the notion of ruination to show how the city skyline can be a site for radical urban politics. If we are after fundamental change for our cities and a transformation in the way urbanisation is understood and practised, this book offers a fresh and unorthodox framing that is provocative and creative, writes Elahe Karimnia

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106384

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