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1st Edition

Redefining Brutalism

ISBN 9781859465776
Published September 7, 2017 by RIBA Publishing
224 Pages

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Book Description

There is a genuine resurgence of interest in this period of architecture. Brutalism is a highly debated topic in the architectural press and amongst architectural critics and institutions who promote the preservation of these buildings. This book is unique in combining beautiful, highly illustrated design with description of both British and International brutalist buildings and architects, alongside analysis of the present and future of brutalism. Not just be a historical tome, this book discusses brutalism as a living and evolving entity.

Table of Contents

1. Brutalism is not a Corpse  2. Ethic or Aesthetic?  3. Muck or Ore?  4. Concrete  5. A Second Arts & Crafts Movement  6. Brickalism  7. The Social Question / Architecture or Revolution  8. An Innocent State 9. Precast  10. Bombproof Brutalism  11. The Brutalist City  12. Adaptation and neo-Brutalism  Conclusion: Construction Per Se

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Simon Henley (BA (Hons) BArch RIBA 1992) is an architect, teacher and writer who co-founded the multi-award-winning architectural practice Henley Halebrown Rorrison.