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Brand new Book. The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around - Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures of concrete, steel and glass, whereas others saw the genre as a logical progression, having its own grace and balance. Seller Inventory AAZ More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Crowood Press, Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory n.
Brutalism. Post-War British Architecture
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Alexander Clement. Publisher: Crowood Press , Clement identifies three phases of Brutalism which helps to map its evolution across four decades — Early , Massive and the Transitional This recognises the long-term impact Brutalism has had upon the post-war British urban landscape. The descriptions are considered and pragmatic but often lack that distinctive, arresting and exciting feeling described earlier as being a characteristic of a Brutalist building.
A couple of other disappointments are that there are no drawings of the buildings discussed and although there are plenty of photographs, they lack energy and distinctiveness which would have certainly helped bring life to the building descriptions.
The conclusion mentions the impact Brutalism has had on British architecture since with the recent development of Neo-brutalism. Brutalism: Post-war British Architecture is accessible and certainly a good introduction to this influential period in recent architectural history.
It is likely to broaden the knowledge of those on the periphery who want to find out more.