A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style.
Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered.
Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Béton-brut', or raw concrete the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unité D'Habitation in Marseille is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion.
Dimensions: 13.6 x 19 cm