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Book review: buildings must die: a perverse view of architecture by Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs

Jones, Richard (2014) Book review: buildings must die: a perverse view of architecture by Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs. LSE Review of Books (23 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Buildings are often assumed to have “life”. But what of the “death” of buildings? What of the decay, deterioration, and destruction to which they are inevitably subject? In Buildings Must Die, Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs aim to examine spalling concrete and creeping rust, and pick through the rubble of earthquake-shattered churches, imploded housing projects, and demolished Brutalist office buildings. Richard Jones finds this a strikingly original and provocative book which deserves a wide readership across the social sciences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74479

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