Beautiful Terrible Ruins

Beautiful Terrible Ruins

In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films.

Author: Dora Apel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813574097

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery, imagery ultimately driven by a pervasive and growing cultural pessimism, a loss of faith in progress, and a deepening fear that worse times are coming. The images of Detroit’s decay speak to the overarching anxieties of our era: increasing poverty, declining wages and social services, inadequate health care, unemployment, homelessness, and ecological disaster—in short, the failure of capitalism. Apel reveals how, through the aesthetic distancing of representation, the haunted beauty and fascination of ruin imagery, embodied by Detroit’s abandoned downtown skyscrapers, empty urban spaces, decaying factories, and derelict neighborhoods help us to cope with our fears. But Apel warns that these images, while pleasurable, have little explanatory power, lulling us into seeing Detroit’s deterioration as either inevitable or the city’s own fault, and absolving the real agents of decline—corporate disinvestment and globalization. Beautiful Terrible Ruins helps us understand the ways that the pleasure and the horror of urban decay hold us in thrall.
Categories: Art

How Ruins Acquire Aesthetic Value

How Ruins Acquire Aesthetic Value

This book provides the first recent philosophical account of how ruins acquire aesthetic value.

Author: Tanya Whitehouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030030650

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

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This book provides the first recent philosophical account of how ruins acquire aesthetic value. It draws on a variety of sources to explore modern ruins, the ruin tradition, and the phenomenon of “ruin porn.” It features an unusual and original combination of philosophical analysis, the author’s photography, and reviews of both new and historically influential case studies, including Richard Haag’s Gas Works Park, the ruins of Detroit, and remnants of the steel industry of Pennsylvania. Tanya Whitehouse shows how the users of ruins can become architects of a new order, transforming derelict sites into aesthetically significant places we should preserve.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ruins of Childhood

The Ruins of Childhood

18 Here , as in his dream narrative , Pearse praises youthful beauty at the point at
which it is cut off . ... terrible , beautiful voice which is invoked three times in the
play ' s closing pages and which was to return in the ' terrible beauty ' celebrated
 ...

Author: Christine Clegg

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110971350

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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The nature of childhood has been much in the public mind recently. Moral panics continually arise about both child victims and child perpetrators of crime. And alongside the horror stories of the headlines, another kind of media representation of children churns out images which evoke nostalgia for a lost golden age of childhood.
Categories: Social Science

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty

Despite this impressive start he was unnerved by the scale of the war and fretted
about the limited range of his subject - matter , apologising for its lack of variety to
his commissioners in London : I'm afraid that I have not done many ruins .

Author: Paul Gough

Publisher: Sansom (Acc)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215471835

Category: Art

Page: 335

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In-depth survey of artists of the Great War, including Paul Nash, Muirhead Bone, Nevinson, Orpen, Stanley Spencer and Wyndham Lewis.
Categories: Art

Terrible Beauty

Terrible Beauty

It was a terrible place . ... Many of the buildings had been beautiful homes for the
gentry before they retired to residences south of the Liffey , an irony not lost on
Margaret Skinnider when Con ... I found the poor among the ruins of grandeur .

Author: Diana Norman

Publisher: Irish Books & Media

ISBN: UOM:49015001449520

Category: Feminists

Page: 320

View: 134

Categories: Feminists

Futures and Ruins

Futures and Ruins

The pendant of the Project for the Grand Gallery features an Imaginary View of
the Grand Gallery in Ruins [ Figure 66 ) , a ... and the sublime as the order of the “
great ” and the “ terrible , " S was elaborated by Kant , who stated : “ the beautiful
 ...

Author: Nina Lenore Dubin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3507714

Category: Architecture in art

Page: 644

View: 474

Categories: Architecture in art

Terrible Beauty

Terrible Beauty

His image of " shattered glass and toppling masonry " is framed by “ the ruin of all
space ” and “ time one livid final flame , " the Kantian forms in images of Blakean
apocalypse . For what matters to Joyce and Blake , for all their differences , is ...

Author: Patrick J. Keane

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014512357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

View: 523

Categories: Literary Criticism

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

... status of Homo sapiens : one species among millions of other beautiful ,
terrible , fascinating and signifying — forms . As we contemplate the fin de siècle
environmental ruins that stretch out before us , we can at least be clear about one
thing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00121708B

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Categories: Bioethics

Siena and Southern Tuscany

Siena and Southern Tuscany

But though his ghost truly haunts , as I know , those terrible ruins above
Radicofani , it is hardly that fact which will ... is the view — such a view as I think
you may find nowhere else in all Tuscany , so wide it is , so majestic , and so
beautiful .

Author: Edward Hutton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175013564482

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 876

Categories: Art

The Star spangled Future

The Star spangled Future

... atmosphere to a beautiful and terrible poison , that had covered a continent
with ruins that overawed the modern world , that had conjured up a demon out of
electronic circuitry , that had torn themselves to pieces in the end . - A terrible
pang ...

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008373220

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

View: 188

Categories: Fiction

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

A beautiful full - color jacket and prominent advertising will help you sell it .
PUBLICATION : March ... The scene is French Indo - China of today , from
beautiful , terrible Saigon into the jungle ruins of a lost civilization . It's exciting ...
it's strange ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004373193

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Journal of History

Journal of History

A terrible volcano seemed to have swallowed up most of the city , as down in the
beautiful , clear water is plainly to be seen the walls and ruins of houses . On our
return we passed many famous places recorded in the time of Nero and his ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101079828867

Category: Mormon Church

Page:

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Categories: Mormon Church

Middle East Perspective

Middle East Perspective

With the detached , piercing mind of a mystic he saw beyond the beautiful ,
terrible experiences of that campaign , and in the musically rhythmical prose of a
poet he expressed his ... Then the idea was gone and the work ended in ruins .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510014061964

Category: Arab countries

Page:

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Categories: Arab countries

Peace Among the Ruins

Peace Among the Ruins

The statue of unhappy Menelaus holding the beautiful body of Patroclus makes
me think , because of its sadness , of all the tears which have been shed in the
world as the result of the terrible tragedy of war which has so lately engulfed it .

Author: Thérèse Pernod

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082322532

Category: Italy

Page: 303

View: 202

Categories: Italy

The Ruins of Ambrai

The Ruins of Ambrai

Beloved , this is the most wonderful day of my life . I adore you . ... In other words ,
who she would befriend and who she would ruin . The tally was ... But she
changed direction halfway there , a terrible suspicion clenching her guts . She
ran as ...

Author: Melanie Rawn

Publisher: DAW Hardcover

ISBN: UOM:39015033257281

Category: Fiction

Page: 675

View: 439

Torn apart in childhood by the intrigues and machinations of their elders, three Mageborn sisters take their stands against one another on opposing sides of a conflict between two powerful schools of magic.
Categories: Fiction

THE BOOK OF EUROPE

THE BOOK OF EUROPE

rounding the Gulf of Pozzuoli, a beautiful, terrible volcanic area of hot springs,
steam and sulphurous gas, which the ... The majestic ruins of the Greek Temple
of Neptune at nearby Paestum rank with the Temple of Concord in Agrigento.

Author:

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ISBN:

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T P s and Cassell s Weekly

T P  s and Cassell s Weekly

For beauty credible tenacity -- either winning against may cover - especially to
the young man the defendant or giving him à vietory seeking hungrily for his mate
in life - a that also meant his ruin ; this terrible very mean or a very malignant ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093215659

Category: England

Page:

View: 655

Categories: England

Athens

Athens

(Beautiful, terrible and stark land! Oil painting by a great master. But it lacks a
series of ruins and the official gallows of Pangalos.) There are of course moments
of brightness too, during which a different sense of things and places comes to
life ...

Author: Athēna Schina

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049313963

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 527

View: 245

Categories: Athens (Greece)

Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin

Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin

The large castle on the hill was in ruins ; beautiful churches and cathedrals lay in
ruins . Nuremberg was a city of ... destruction was made in about forty - five
minutes by the air force — and indeed it was terrible destruction . As you look at
these ...

Author: State Bar Association of Wisconsin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4122571

Category: Bar associations

Page:

View: 550

Categories: Bar associations

China India and the Ruins of Washington

China  India and the Ruins of Washington

It is interesting that both the earliest Muslim divines and the earliest Christian
priests were equally shocked by the terrible condition of the untouchables, once
they came to find out about ... To all the people of India night is beautiful and
friendly.

Author: Austin Coates

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014639614

Category: China

Page: 370

View: 162

Attempts to explain the Oriental mind to the Westerner and break down preconceptions of the East.
Categories: China