By Dora Apel
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36 Artists in particular, who have embraced the city, often feel vulnerable 26 • Beautiful Terrible Ruins and betrayed by what they perceive as bad press. ” At local forums on urban problems and at showings of city films, a similar complaint is often heard: What about all the good things? There are indeed many good things in the city, including its do-it-yourself spirit; its neighborhood initiatives; its waterfront development, art institutions, colleges, and universities; its galleries, museums, opera, symphony, art, dance, theater, food, music, performance, and literary scenes; and its hardworking, dedicated citizens.
Thomas Cole’s series The Course of Empire, depicting the rise and fall of an imaginary city that refers to Carthage, was influenced by Turner and carried the warning of imperial decline into 1830s America. 7 Hovering over the Whitney exhibition were the spectral images of the Twin Towers as the most chilling warning of contemporary imperial decline. The Third Reich provides an example of ruin lust in the form of planned future ruins. Albert Speer’s conception of “ruin value” in Nazi monumental architecture was designed with an eye toward its future picturesque decay through the use of stone rather than concrete and steel.
27 Even Mike Duggan announced plans to reduce property taxes in Detroit in order to more accurately reflect the value of homes in the city, which would encourage more home buyers and help reduce foreclosures. To reclaim our cities, however, these and other more far-reaching solutions must address the needs of the collective population and not just the interests of a small elite. ” Images of romantic ruination spur dreams of self-reinvention and economic resurgence and there are many young, mostly white, “creatives,” in addition to artists, flocking to the city from around the world even as its longtime residents flee, suggesting that ruins and their representation create a mythos almost as appealing as it is appalling.
Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline by Dora Apel