Massive, Expressive, Sculptural

Brutalism Now and Then

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This book offers a sophisticated overview of post-war and contem porary brutalist buildings and of the relationship – in appearance and design, in the grand concepts and the smallest details – between brutalism today and its ancestors.

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ISBN: 9783037682241 Category:

Chris van Uffelen

Description

Buildings designated brutalist in style were largely built in the 1960s and 1970s, exuding an aura of daring, uncom promising design today. It is the French term “brut”, meaning raw or unrefined, that lent its name to this particular architectural phenomenon. Vilified for decades as the step-child of modernism, brutalist architecture is now enjoying an astonishing comeback as the latest discovery among digital trendsetters. As well as fascinating users across social networks, brutal – ism is also inspiring contemporary architecture. Large- scale sculptural forms, coarsely finished materials and floor plans that defy convention merge with contemporary design to generate enthralling new creations. This book offers a sophisticated overview of post-war and contemporary brutalist buildings and of the relationship – in ap pearance and design, in the grand concepts and the small est details – between brutalism today and its ancestors.

Additional information

Weight 1546 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 25.6 cm
Publisher name Braun Publishing AG
Publication date 1 January 2018
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.7 x 25.6 cm
Weight 1546 g