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Beautiful Terrible Ruins Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline

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ISBN-10: 0813574064

ISBN-13: 9780813574066

Edition: 2015

Authors: Dora Apel

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 6/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English