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Disappearing Glasgow: A Photographic Journey
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DISAPPEARING GLASGOW: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

HARDBACK BY LESLIE, CHRIS

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ISBN
9781911332077
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
192 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 OCT 2016

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Glasgow is not just famous for its humour, its shipyards and its bold Victorian architecture, built in the days when it was the 'second city of the Empire'. It's also renowned as the home in the UK of the failed experiment with modernist architecture in the 1950s and 1960s - where those cleared from 19th century slums of the Gorbals and Govan were housed in vast tower block estates far from the city centre, devoid of facilities and a sense of community. Initially a huge improvement on existing living conditions, a lack of investment and poor build quality meant these bold visions of the future soon fell into neglect.Here acclaimed photographer Chris Leslie, and author and Professor of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, Johnny Rodger, examine Glasgow's process of demolishing these contentious estates. For some they are blights on the city's international reputation, for some an important attempt to redefine the way we live and for others they were home.This is a beautiful, highly visual book that is both fascinating and moving in equal measure.