Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

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Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

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Titled The Dualities of Brutalism, it clearly defines Brutalism as “a classic ‘late style,’ sitting somewhere between Modernism’s high point and its final unraveling in what became Postmodernism. Of course, starting from the late 1990s churches were replaced by museums as the most compelling building type.

Leading expert and passionate advocate of modern British architecture Elain Harwood gives the best overview of British architecture from 1938 to 1963 – mid-century buildings.Brutalist Paris is very far from being a light-hearted skim over the uncompromising aesthetics of the city’s post-war concrete architecture. These buildings feature in Phaidon's book, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, a monumental record of more than 850 Brutalist buildings found in over 100 countries.

Vilified for decades as the stepchild of modernism, brutalist architecture is now enjoying a comeback as the latest discovery among digital trendsetters: uncompromising and incredibly daring, the colossal structures of the 1960s and 1970s both stand as testament to the post-war years and inspire contemporary architectural language. Almost all of the architects here are represented by a single building, while just seven masters have two buildings each.With over 1000 photos and detailed texts, the book creates a vast timeline of the history and present of brutalist architecture. What I find notably refreshing in Hopkins’s book is that the entries, as much as they each add something about Brutalism, really focus on the architects themselves. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. New York Times Best Art Book of 2018 - "Newcomers will discover the global influence of brutalism, that final age of civic architectural ambition; true believers can use it to prepare years of concrete-coated vacations.

Although not a definitive catalogue of all the major Brutalist creations in the world, this vast tome certainly gives it a decent shot.Although I got a bit of a treat at the many structures I had never set eyes on before, particularly the likes of The Freeway Park in Seattle, Vaillancourt Fountain, San Francisco, Milwaukee County War Memorial. And where architects once created neutral spaces in which to display art, they now build spectacular architectural landmarks, stamping an identity on run-down neighbourhoods and sparking regeneration through cultural tourism. Unfortunately the new theory did not in practice prove quite so easy to carry out satisfactorily as hoped. An ambitious attempt to give brutalism a much wider scope and time frame, featuring almost 900 masterpieces from more than 100 countries.

They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. It constructs a unique photographic record of over 50 buildings across Paris and brings a new interpretation of Brutalism in the French context. And after around 550 pages you too will find out just how much you enjoy or maybe don’t enjoy the form.

maybe i'm late to the game on these phaidon arty bombers but the accompanying text on these suckers is far too tilted to the armchair architecturalist and way too low on cultural-philosophical stuff. Council housing is as much a part of the capital as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace; so why is it so much harder to find books that capture these often architecturally beautiful estates?

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