How to Love Brutalism (Hardback)
  • How to Love Brutalism (Hardback)
zoom

How to Love Brutalism (Hardback)

(author)
£12.99
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style.

Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered.

Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Beton-brut', or raw concrete - the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style - typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unite D'Habitation in Marseille - is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion.

John Grindrod's book will be enlightening for those new to the subject, bringing humour, insight and honesty to the subject but will also interest those already immersed in built culture. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect, as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle. The book journeys from the UK to discover brutalism and its influence around the world - from Le Corbusier's designs in Chandigarh, India, to Lina Bo Bardi's buildings in Brazil.

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849944427
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 192 x 136 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Millie Marotta's Wildlife Wonders
Added to basket
Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
40 Knots and How to Tie Them
Added to basket
Watercolour Workshop
Added to basket
Millie Marotta's Wild Savannah
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Maps of London and Beyond
Added to basket
Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom Postcard Box
Added to basket
Ultimate Crochet Bible
Added to basket
My Cool Bike
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hidden Villages of Britain
Added to basket
St Ives
Added to basket
£26.00
Hardback
Textile Landscape
Added to basket
£22.95
Hardback
Ultimate Woodwork Bible
Added to basket
50 Things to Do with a Penknife
Added to basket
Elementary Sewing Skills
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.