Fascination with Ruins

  • Tanya Whitehouse


This chapter addresses our perennial aesthetic attention to ruined environments, describing examples of this interest and analyzing its appeal. It underscores that our interest in ruins not only often exhibits fascination with ruins’ aesthetic properties, but prompts various kinds of activity, including exploration, travel, and new uses.


Ruins Factories Form Function Travel Exploration Use 


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  • Tanya Whitehouse
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  1. 1.AustinUSA

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