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Beautiful terrible ruins : Detroit and the anxiety of decline

Apel, Dora 1952- (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library NX 653 .D48 A64 2015 30775305502198 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780813574073 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0813574072 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780813574066 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0813574064 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780813574097 (e-book (web pdf))
  • ISBN: 9780813574080 (e-book (epub))
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 210 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Modernity in Ruins -- Ruin Terrors and Pleasures -- Fear and Longing in Detroit -- Urban Exploration: Beauty in Decay -- Detroit Ruin Images: Where Are the People? -- Looking for Signs of Resurrection -- Surviving in the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape -- Conclusion: Your Town Tomorrow.
Summary, etc.: "Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery that speaks 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."
Subject: Detroit (Mich.) In art
Ruins in art
Regression (Civilization) in art
Arts and society United States History 20th century
Arts and society United States History 21st century
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