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: 9780813574080

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

The Dead City

The Dead City

Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay Paul Dobraszczyk. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65.
66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. See Pincus ... Apel, Beautiful Terrible
Ruins, p. 110; and Pincus and Christian, Canvas Detroit, pp. 70–75. On Canilao's
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Author: Paul Dobraszczyk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732408

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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The Dead City unearths meanings from such depictions of ruination and decay, looking at representations of both thriving cities and ones which are struggling, abandoned or simply in transition. It reveals that ruination presents a complex opportunity to envision new futures for a city, whether that is by rewriting its past or throwing off old assumptions and proposing radical change. Seen in a certain light, for example, urban ruin and decay are a challenge to capitalist narratives of unbounded progress. They can equally imply that power structures thought to be deeply ingrained are temporary, contingent and even fragile. Examining ruins in Chernobyl, Detroit, London, Manchester and Varosha, this book demonstrates that how we discuss and depict urban decline is intimately connected to the histories, economic forces, power structures and communities of a given city, as well as to conflicting visions for its future.
Categories: Architecture

How Ruins Acquire Aesthetic Value

How Ruins Acquire Aesthetic Value

Are these genuine ruins, and which interpretation of this built environment is best,
at least at this point in time? ... has become only the most extreme example of
what is happening in the nation's declining cities” (Beautiful Terrible Ruins, 154).

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

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay

Beautiful, Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline. New Brunswick, NJ:
Rutgers University Press, 2015. Arnold, Sara. “Urban Decay Photography and
Film: Fetishism and the Apocalyptic Imagination.” Journal of Urban History 41, no.

Author: Siobhan Lyons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319933900

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.
Categories: Social Science

Memento Homo

Memento Homo

The city was in a terrible ruins, all the beautiful, historic bridges were destroyed,
so we crossed the Danube through a temporary bridge. It was a flimsy
construction as I recalled walking and looking at the river through the large
pavement ...

Author: Steven L. Kaczeus

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469116471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

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 ... it's saleable . THE
BROKEN GATE by Charles Grayson PUBLICATION : March 25th PRICE : $ 3.00
If ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004373193

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Improvements in Boulder Colorado through 1900

Improvements in Boulder  Colorado through 1900

Sternberg's Flouring Mill In Ruins. At about 8:30 o'clock last Saturday night the
most ... It was indded terribly beautiful; terrible in the loss it was causing, beautiful
from a pyrotechnic standpoint. The hills and mountains reflected back the lurid ...

Author: Sanford Gladden

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304268358

Category: History

Page: 674

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A compilation of transcribed newspaper accounts of new construction, as well as physical improvements to existing structures, in Boulder, Colorado, 1859-1900.
Categories: History

Terrible Beauty A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Terrible Beauty  A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

An afternoon of yet more climbing was not an attractive proposition. ... Forgetting
his tiredness, he swiftly scaled the terraces – and there, at the top, half hidden
among the lush green trees and the spiky undergrowth, he saw ruin after ruin.

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780226736

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.
Categories: Philosophy

The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory

They were brought here from the ruins of a lovely old house that was destroyed in
the fire, and I think there's a sadness and beauty the way they reflect in the ... It
made a terrible ruin, though, nothing like those columns and stairs over there.

Author: Jack Warner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0770107613

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 640

View: 661

Categories: Motion picture industry

Beautiful Ghosts

Beautiful Ghosts

Director Ming had used the words, had visited the ruins and spoken with Surya.
Could Surya have destroyed the ... The terrible haunting air of the chamber
seemed to have dissipated, the scent of death gone. For the first time since
pocketing it ...

Author: Eliot Pattison

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466850385

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his position, his family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Released unofficially from the work camp to which he'd been sentenced, Shan has been living in remote mountains of Tibet with a group of outlawed Buddhist monks. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, Shan finds himself in the midst of a baffling series of events. During a ceremony meant to rededicate an ancient and long destroyed monastery, Shan stumbles across evidence of a recent murder in the ruins. Now Shan is being torn between some officials who want his help to search the ruins while others want him to disappear back into the mountains - with one group holding out the tantalizing prospect of once again seeing the son from whom Shan has been separated for many years. In a baffling situation where nothing is what it appears to be, where the FBI, high ranking Beijing officials, the long hidden monks, and the almost forgotten history of the region all pull him in different directions, Shan finds his devotion to the truth sorely tested. Traveling from Tibet to Beijing to the U.S., he must find the links between murder on two continents, a high profile art theft, and an enigmatic, long-missing figure from history ...in Eliot Pattison's Beautiful Ghosts.
Categories: Fiction

The Spirits in the Ruins

The Spirits in the Ruins

... the life in him down to where there was no light, hope, or positive thought, He
sensed that this terrible feeling of powerlessness was the emotion that would
destroy his people. ... The end of everything beautiful and meaningful was near.

Author: C. Descry

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781438954974

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 781

Well written! Well researched! Hold your emotions!!! History and mystery combined! Arnie Cain, called to investigate the body of a Native American found in a shipping crate in an old Sedona trading post. The trail leads Arnie, and his wife Susan, from Arizona to southwestern Colorado and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation. Forces are organized to stop the telling of history that may come to light as a result of the investigation. Cain s probing exposes the horrors of the antiquities trade---including the trade in mummified bodies. Norman Beardancer, dynamic spiritual leader of the Ute people and, his wife Regina, work with the tribal elders to recreate the history of the Weminuche Utes. They try to find out who the man found in the shipping crate was. They are opposed by forces that do not want the Ute history told. Doctor Ferner Getts, grandson of an early 20th century grave robber and antiquities trader. A pompous academic who has "edited" historical records to protect major museums and antiquities collectors. George W. Avery, now Advisor to the President for Indian Affairs, his stereotypes and bigotry reflect U.S. policy toward the Ute Tribe. Anasazi Bill, one of Sedona s underground people, has been trying for years to learn who killed his father. Now, Cain s investigation leads him back to the reservation to help recreate the times when his father traded with the Utes. The Willis Clan, pot hunters, antiquities traders and grave robbers! They formed a trade network with Sedona, Arizona as the outlet.
Categories: Fiction

Atkinson s Casket

Atkinson s Casket

This scene was awful and terrible when near ria . These vast and magnificent
ruins stand in it ; but very beautiful to one removed at a suffisolemn grandeur , as
the only surviving monucient distance to banish fear for personal safe . rements
of ...

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Ancient Furies

Ancient Furies

The new arrivals brought terrible news. The city was now “nothing but a smoking
ruin.” They had ... All the wide, beautiful streets now were nothing but rub- ble
with bodies covering the sidewalks under the beautiful chestnut trees. I could not
 ...

Author: ANASTASIA V. SAPORITO

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612346342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Wealth and family privilege are no match for the brutal forward march of two armies intent on eliminating each other. As a teenager, Anastasia Saporito discovered just that truth as she and her family found themselves exiled, vulnerable, and no longer able to call on their societal standing and accumulated riches as the Soviet and German armies converged during World War II. Saporito recounts in vivid detail the difficulties of her childhood as the daughter of White Russian aristocrats forced to flee their native Russia for refuge in Yugoslavia. In Ancient Furies/i
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Pilgrimage in Europe and America

A Pilgrimage in Europe and America

... in this island with all his family . Rich , and an admirer of the beautiful , he
converted it into a perfect Tivoli . In December 1810 , a terrible fire buried his only
daughter under the ruins of the beautiful GALLIPOLIS . 73 house which he had
built .

Author: Giacomo Costantino Beltrami

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10469328

Category:

Page: 545

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Incidents of Travel in Greece Turkey Russia and Poland

Incidents of Travel in Greece  Turkey  Russia  and Poland

Nearly opposite , close to a Paris first landed after carrying off Helen , and behind
| Turkish fort , are the ruins of Abydos . ... These are the terrible fortifications of Ma
- Can this beautiful city , rich with the choicest gifts of hommed II . , the keys of ...

Author: John Lloyd Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012339498

Category: Europe

Page: 114

View: 330

Categories: Europe

Masters of Fantasy

Masters of Fantasy

their beautiful rainbow - colored fish - bodies as they sang , and I heard the
whisper of the surf in their voices , and the long rhythms of the undersea . ... I
knew that beautiful , terrible color too well . It was only then that I ... Above him ,
hanging like a crimson cloud , the terrible scarlet glowed . When I ... Then he
went to the ruins of my barraca and to the embers of the fire I kept smouldering
there . He broke ...

Author: Terry Carr

Publisher:

ISBN: 0884860949

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Thirty-one tales of fantasy and horror by such authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, James Blish, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch and Shirley Jackson.
Categories: Fiction

A Treasury of Modern Fantasy

A Treasury of Modern Fantasy

their beautiful rainbow - colored fish - bodies as they sang , and I heard the
whisper of the surf in their voices , and the long rhythms of the undersea . ... I
knew that beautiful , terrible color too well . It was only then that I ... Above him ,
hanging like a crimson cloud , the terrible scarlet glowed . When I ... Then he
went to the ruins of my barraca and to the embers of the fire I kept smouldering
there . He broke ...

Author: Terry Carr

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015010415951

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 588

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33 fantasy short stories.
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Mitsui Madhouse

Mitsui Madhouse

After boarding the train for Tokyo at 8:30 A.M., we soon were riding past the
terrible devastation and ruins of the center and heart of Japan. What had been
beautiful hotels and business buildings were burned down or thoroughly gutted.

Author: Herbert Zincke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414284

Category: History

Page: 194

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Herbert Zincke was stationed at Clark Field in the Philippines when Japanese aircraft struck there only ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His unit had retreated to the island of Mindanao when all American and Filipino soldiers in the Philippines were ordered by their commanders to surrender. Zincke was shipped to Camp No. 2 on Tokyo Bay, where he was a slave laborer until the end of the war. Soon after their arrival at the Kawasaki labor camp, Zincke and his fellow prisoners began to call their barracks, which were owned by the Mitsui Corporation, the Mitsui Madhouse for the brutal treatment meted out by the Japanese guards. During three years at the camp, Zincke faced three life-threatening scenarios. He might survive the malnutrition, disease, and guard brutality, only to be executed with the other POWs if American forces landed in Japan. Ironically, he also faced a threat from American bombers, which endangered Camp No. 2 because it was located in the midst of a heavy industrial area. (Bombs did eventually destroy it.) This work tells the story of Zincke's survival and is drawn from the secret diary he managed to keep out of his Japanese captors' hands. Zincke recollects a terrifying blow from the Japanese camp commander's samurai sword, the diet of rice and thin soup that resulted in drastic weight loss and an inability to do the required factory work, the POW British doctor who attended the prisoners and was frequently beaten because of his constant efforts to keep the sick men from going to work, and many of the other terrible conditions and experiences he endured during three years of imprisonment.
Categories: History

Algeria

Algeria

East Algeria The east of Algeria is a beautiful and varied region , said to begin in
Sétif and stretching to the Tunisian border . The area hosts the most intact Roman
ruins in Algeria and some of the greatest in Africa , though possibly the least well
known to the outside world ... state of disrepair and there is a terrible problem of
littering MEDITERRANEAN SEA Chetaibi Cap La Marsa Rosa EL El Kala 153 X
XI.

Author: Jonathan Oakes

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162232X

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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The first guide to focus on the renascent Algeria. After a decade of isolated but brutal civil unrest, peace is holding and tourism is emerging. From the northern coastal strip with bays reminiscent of southern Italy to the desert towns of the south, Algeria has a great deal to offer visitors.Algeria's World Heritage sites are free of thronging crowds. There is significant evidence of the country's Roman past; the ruins of Timgad are among the best-preserved in the world, while those at Tipasa overlook the Mediterranean Sea and are within easy reach of the capital, Algiers. The desert holds 8,000-year-old cave paintings and the wonderful Haggar Mountains.
Categories: Travel

The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature

The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature

... of the Great Horn Theme ” of the “ beautiful terrible Brahms ” accompanies
these fateful moments ( LG 329ff ) . ... The first example in Love in the Ruins is Dr
. Dusty Rhoades , Lola ' s father , whose healthy sensuality , later diagnosed by
Tom ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006988229

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature