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By Owen Hatherley

ISBN-10: 1781680752

ISBN-13: 9781781680759

ISBN-10: 1844678571

ISBN-13: 9781844678570

In A consultant to the recent Ruins of serious Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, within the yr of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he units out to explain what the Coalition’s altogether diversified method of fiscal mismanagement and civic irresponsibility is doing to the areas the place the British live.

In a trip that starts and leads to the capital, Hatherley takes us from Plymouth and Brighton to Belfast and Aberdeen, when it comes to the eerie urbanism of the Welsh valleys and the much-mocked splendour of modernist Coventry. far and wide outdoor the substitute Southeast, the development has stopped in cities and towns, which languish as they stay up for the subsequent bout of self-defeating austerity.

Hatherley writes with unrivalled aggression in regards to the disarray of recent Britain, and but this is still a ebook approximately percentages remembered, approximately not going successes in the middle of possible inexorable failure. For in addition to trash, old and smooth, Hatherley reveals indicators of the hopeful kingdom Britain as soon as used to be and tricks of what it might probably become.

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