Any good? I read this one the other day.
The Alexandra Road Estate, Camden: ‘a magical moment for English housing’In the sixties, London was swinging and Harold Wilson had promised a new Britain forged in the ‘white heat’ of a technological revolution. That may have been hype but something of it resonates whe…municipaldreams.wordpress.com
Does England really need another Owen Hatherley?
I thought you liked him!
Craner hates him. Not on a personal level, just begrudges him his success. It's a thorn in his side.
I've always wondered to what extent his suffering from a disease of that nature influenced his evangelical belief that only socialism can redeem the world from of current ills.
Is this an attempt to make Craner feel better?He suffers from quite severe crohn's disease - he writes about the ordeal of attempting to visit a hospital near to the Bluewater shopping centre without the use of a car at the beginning of one of those books.
Craner says his citta violenta was the model for Owens blogs, and it probably was, but the cultural, political and intellectual background was completely different. A lost tribe of Jewish communists marooned in Southampton, still loyal to the old ways and the old idols. We'd never seen anything like it. Hammer and sickle pin badge on a tweed blazer.