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LIMITS TO CULTURE: URBAN REGENERATION VS. DISSIDENT ART. Malcolm Miles. Pluto Press, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 224 pp. with 33 ills. 22 x 14 cm. ISBN 9780745334349 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 164946. Publisher's description: Limits to Culture outlines the cultural turn in urban policy from the 1980s to the 2000s, in which new art museums and cultural or heritage quarters lent a creative mask to urban redevelopment. Malcolm Miles challenges the notions of a creative class and a creative city, aligning them to gentrification, while exploring the history of cultural urban policy and its relationship to the real culture of dissent. As Miles shows, in the 1960s, creativity was identified with revolt, yet beginning in the 1980s it was subsumed by consumerism, as evidenced in the 1990s culture of cool. But in the wake of the 2008 crash, the money has run out and the illusory creative city has given way to urban clearances, ripe for a new kind of artistic regeneration.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Criticism/Theory — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164947
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