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Massive, Expressive, Sculptural: Brutalism Now and Then
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Chris van Uffelen
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Massive, Expressive, Sculptural: Brutalism Now and Then

Chris van Uffelen





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Buildings designated brutalist in style were largely built in the 1960s and 1970s, exuding an aura of daring, uncom promising design today. It is the French term brut , meaning raw or unrefined, that lent its name to this particular architectural phenomenon. Vilified for decades as the step-child of modernism, brutalist architecture is now enjoying an astonishing comeback as the latest discovery among digital trendsetters. As well as fascinating users across social networks, brutal - ism is also inspiring contemporary architecture. Large- scale sculptural forms, coarsely finished materials and floor plans that defy convention merge with contemporary design to generate enthralling new creations. This book offers a sophisticated overview of post-war and contemporary brutalist buildings and of the relationship - in ap pearance and design, in the grand concepts and the small est details - between brutalism today and its ancestors.

By:   Chris van Uffelen
Imprint:   Braun
Country of Publication:   Switzerland
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 198mm, 
Weight:   1.540kg
ISBN:   9783037682241
ISBN 10:   3037682248
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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