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In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial contextIn The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg's attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin....

Title : The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia, and the Absence of Reason
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ISBN : 9780820486468
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 265 Pages
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The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia, and the Absence of Reason Reviews

  • Rhesa
    2019-02-07 02:26

    My 3rd hit list of this year. This book is a great companion to Yi Fu Tuan, Jonathan Dollimore & Simon Schama...