But this fine ruin also demonstrates the problem with such things: ruins need to be preserved if they are not to be further ruined
, for they are vulnerable.
deterioration, thus warning that visible sign of the ruined
These linkages broaden the category of 'environment' often deployed in environmental histories and reveal paradoxes that might not otherwise emerge: warfare destroyed some landscapes, but created others; soldiers plundered homes for wood, while plundered forests became temporary homes; falling trees destroyed bodies, but soldiers and artists and photographers also likened trees to bodies and bodies to trees: blasted, limbs lost, ruined
In fact, as every sensible person knows, the economy isn't ruined
Duffin makes two important points to support his notion that ET ruined
For Brooks, Baudelaire inherits from Rousseau "a polemical ethico-political stance" (17) regarding the city, which is now "particularized" into a central aesthetic ideology and which politicizes the pastoral, a tension with implications for the Commune picturesque discussion: the bourgeoisie wished both to politicize the ruined
city for the purposes of condemning the Communards, and to depoliticize the ruined
cityscape for pleasure and commodification purposes.
Croatian Mostar is more modern and much less picturesque than the Muslim parts, but now many of its largely concrete buildings remain poxed and partly ruined
Sutton Coldfield town centre has been ruined
by modern development in recent years.
our lives, the whole family's lives,'' said Sadek's brother Youssef Sadek.
For in the ruins of Jerusalem, in the pierced, dead, and ruined
body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in which we now dwell far more literally than any of us might have imagined, the Lord brings us to see, as only eyes cleansed by tears of repentance can, the omnipotence of his cruciform love.
Rome's agricultural economy was ruined
, grass grew in its abandoned streets and roads, and its commercial life was destroyed.
The main character is Adam Windjammer, whose family is ruined
when their fleet of ships goes down in storms.
On a single page, he veers from an 1873 Gustave Dore engraving of an imaginary ruined
London to the toppled Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes.
Here, the future deteriorates before it even begins, while the past, with all its buried violences and repressions, is figured as ruined
history, not as some recuperable golden age.
Though ruins have often evoked poignancy for the way they trace the passage of time, the picturesque in this context frames the image of the devastated capital in a way that strips these ruined
spaces of their immediate political resonance.