OWEN HATHERLEY is the author of the acclaimed Militant Modernism, a defense of the modernist movement. He writes regularly on the political aesthetics of architecture, urbanism and popular culture for a variety of publications, including Building Design, Frieze, the Guardian and the New Statesman. He blogs on political aesthetics at nastybrutalistandshort.blogspot.com.
Praise for Militant Modernism Hatherley's exhilarating manifesto for a reborn socialist modernism is inspired by an admirable desire to reawaken our sense of the utopian imaginary.A" Guardian Owen Hatherley's Militant Modernism would be insanely ambitious if he hadn't pulled off the seemingly impossible, compressed social, political and aesthetic analysis of modernist utopianism in a sizzling 160 pages. Mind-blowing.A" Helen DeWitt, New Statesman Books of the Year With svelte prose, agile wit, and alarming erudition, Owen Hatherley prizes open the prematurely closed case of early twentieth-century modernism.A" Simon Reynolds, author of Rip It Up and Start Again