The Ruin-Industrial Aesthetic: Ruins, and Ruin-Like Environments, Acquiring Aesthetic Value

  • Tanya Whitehouse


This chapter reinforces the conclusions of Chap.  5 by describing contemporary examples of buildings, parks, and cultural-heritage sites that reflect the process of transition outlined in that chapter’s philosophical argument. These are examples of places that now exhibit what I call a ruin-industrial aesthetic: museums, converted housing, and, especially, two former factories in Pennsylvania.


Carrie Furnaces Bethlehem Steel SteelStacks Tate Modern High Line SoHo Tank Center for Sonic Arts Berlin 


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  • Tanya Whitehouse
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  1. 1.AustinUSA

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