A New Kind of Bleak

    A New Kind of Bleak

    Journeys Through Urban Britain

    Owen Hatherley

    Verso 2012

    Hardback 434pp Illustrated

    9781844678570   Product Code: 10634

    In a journey that begins and ends in the capital, Owen Hatherley takes us from Plymouth and Brighton to Coventry and Aberdeen to survey the disarray of modern Britain, where austerity has brought building to a grinding halt and the gimcrack legacy of New Labour moulders into premature dilapidation. Angry, exhilarating and fiercely funny, it excoriates the effect of economic mismanagement on the places we live, exposing the way that cheap and nasty architecture exemplifies cheap and nasty politics.

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