Bunker: Building for the End Times
Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Available on back-order
SKU: 9780141987552Categories: Architecture: castles & fortifications, Architecture: castles and fortifications, Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects, Contemporary non-Christian and para-Christian cults and sects, Popular culture, Preorder, Social & political philosophy, Social and political philosophy, Social forecasting, future studies, Social groups: alternative lifestyles
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 ‘An extraordinary achievement . . . gripping, grim and witty’ Robert MacFarlane ‘Unputdown-able … No book could be more timely’ Richard J Evans Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change and nuclear war. And once you look, it doesn’t take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere. In Bunker, acclaimed urban explorer and cultural geographer Bradley Garrett explores the global and rapidly growing movement of ‘prepping’ for social and environmental collapse, or ‘Doomsday’. From the ‘dread merchants’ hustling safe spaces in the American mid-West to eco-fortresses in Thailand, from geoscrapers to armoured mobile bunkers, Bunker is a brilliant, original and never less than deeply disturbing story from the frontlines of the way we live now: an illuminating reflection on our age of disquiet and dread that brings it into new, sharp focus. The bunker, Garrett shows, is all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. Most of all, he shows, it’s in our minds.
|Dimensions||129 × 198 mm|