Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture (Second Edition)

ISBN: 9781785004230
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Alexander Clement
Format: paperback
Year published: 2018
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: 160 colour photographs


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The term ‘Brutalism’ is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-75. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. 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.

In this revised second edition, Alexander Clement continues the debate of Brutalism in post-war Britain to the modern day, studying a number of key buildings and developments in the fields of civic, educational, commercial, leisure, private and ecclesiastical architecture. With new and improved illustrations, fresh case studies and profiles of the most influential architects, this new edition affords greater attention to iconic buildings and structures.


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