The skyline of Glasgow has been radically transformed as high rise tower blocks have been blown down and bulldozed. 30% of the cities High Rise flats have disappeared since 2006, communities dispersed across the city and Dalmarnock has been raised from the ashes via the Commonwealth Games.
Does this Disappearing Glasgow herald a renaissance in the city? Photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie is widely acknowledged as the most consistent chronicler of the city’s recent history. His new book documents an era of spectacular change in Glasgow through photography and interviews with those Glaswegians on the frontline.
Edited by Professor Johnny Rodger and featuring contribtion essays from leading architects and academics – Malcolm Fraser, Kirsten Paton, Barnas Calder, Rory Alcayto, Karen Anderson. The book will be previewed and exhibited at the Glasgow School of Art in September 2016 followed by an official launch at Streetlevel Photoworks on the 5th November.
Release date: 26th October 2016 / A4 Landscape Hardback, 192pp
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