Books written by Owen Hatherley

The Ministry of Nostalgia

January 19, 2016 | 240 pages
Why should we have to Keep Calm and Carry On ? In this sharp, witty polemic, award-winning critic Owen Hatherley questions the many ways we have adopted the gospel of luxurious poverty: from ubiquitous Keep Calm and Carry On posters, the commercialization of thrift, the added value of the... More Info

The Landscapes of Communism

Allen Lane | May 26, 2015 | 624 pages
What do we think of when we think about Eastern Europe? Stalinism and the Stasi, maybe, or the grey and chilling landscape of cold-war espionage. Contemporary accounts focus on the sex industry, stag parties, and immigration. Our views of its architecture and cities can be similarly unflattering:... More Info