Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975 (Studies in British Art)

ISBN: 9780300204469
Author(s): Elain Harwood
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 548
Illustrations: Illustrated throughour


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This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest cafe. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated.


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