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Remaking Birmingham: The Visual Culture of Urban Regeneration Liam Kennedy

Remaking Birmingham: The Visual Culture of Urban Regeneration

Liam Kennedy

Published April 15th 2013
ISBN : 9781134442584
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190 pages
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 About the Book 

The city of Birmingham offers a particularly rich case study on urban regeneration as it strives to build a new city image. Positioned between decline and regeneration, the landscape of the city and its environs collages old and new, producingMoreThe city of Birmingham offers a particularly rich case study on urban regeneration as it strives to build a new city image. Positioned between decline and regeneration, the landscape of the city and its environs collages old and new, producing dramatic contrasts - of industrial and post-industrial urbanisms of crumbling brutalism and spectacular flagship developments, of Victorian housing and diverse cultural lifestyles - that compound the aesthetic and socio-economic means of regeneration. This visually exciting book also reflects upon and extends current debates about public space, cultural zoning and the futures of cities.