Concrete Concept Brutalist Buildings Around the World

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  • Copyright: 2021-10-19
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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"A lively journey around the world's brutalist buildings"

"A dazzlingly shot whistle-stop of the much-maligned style's greatest hits ... the book showcases confidence, clarity and the historical importance of the movement." Monocle

No modern architectural movement has aroused so much awe and so much ire as Brutalism. This is architecture at its most assertive: compelling, distinctive, sometimes terrifying. But, as Concrete Concept shows, Brutalism can be about love as well as hate. 

This inspiring and informative photographic survey profiles 50 brutalist buildings from around the world. Travelling the globe – from Le Corbusier's Unite d’Habitation (Marseille, France), to the Former Whitney Museum (New York City, USA) to Preston Bus Station (Preston, UK) – this book covers concrete architecture in its most extraordinary forms, demonstrating how Brutalism has changed our landscapes and infected popular culture.

Now in a stylish mini format, this is the perfect tour of Brutalism's biggest hits. 

Author Biography

CHRISTOPHER BEANLAND lives in London and writes about architecture, culture and the arts for newspapers including The Independent, Guardian, Telegraph and various magazines around the world. He's also written two novels.

Table of Contents

An A-Z of brutalist architecture

01 UnitО d’Habitation, Marseille, France
02 University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
03 MASP art museum and SESC PompОia, SЛo Paulo, Brazil
04 33 Thomas Street (formerly AT&T Long Lines Building), New York City, USA
05 Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada
06 La Pyramide, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
07 Torres Blancas, Madrid, Spain
08 Cultural Centre of The Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
09 Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, Eveux, France
10 Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada
11 Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and National Theatre, London, England
12 CCSS, San JosО, Costa Rica
13 Banco de Londres y AmОrica del Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 The 9 (formerly the Cleveland Trust Tower), Cleveland, USA
15 Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham, England
16 Wotruba Church, Vienna, Austria
17 Marina City, Chicago, USA
18 PalЗcio da JustiНa, Brasilia, Brazil
19 Flaine ski resort, Haute-Savoie, France
20 British Embassy, Rome, Italy
21 Munich Olympic Village and Park, Munich, Germany
22 Skopje Post Office, Skopje, Macedonia
23 Preston Bus Station, Preston, England
24 Washington DC Metro, Washington, DC, USA
25 Aula at Delft University, Delft, The Netherlands
26 Centre Jean Hachette, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, France
27 Pilgrimage Church, Velbert-Neviges, Germany
28 Government Service Center, Boston, USA
29 Soviet Embassy, Havana, Cuba
30 Geisel Library, UC San Diego, San Diego, USA
31 Palace of Assembly, Chandigarh, India
32 Orange County Government Center, Goshen, USA
33 Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
34 Birmingham New Street Signal Box, Birmingham, England
35 The Beehive, Wellington, New Zealand
36 Ulster Museum 1972 Extension, Belfast, Northern Ireland
37 Moore Street Electricity Substation and Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, England
38 Nichinan Cultural Centre, Nichinan, Japan
39 Balfron Tower and Trellick Tower, London, England
40 PalЗcio de JustiНa, Lisbon, Portugal
41 Busto Arsizio Technical College, Busto Arsizio, Italy
42 Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham, England
43 University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
44 The Barbican, London, England
45 The Former Whitney Museum, New York City, USA
46 Leeds University, Leeds, England
47 Robin Hood Gardens, London, England
48 Bank of Georgia (formerly Ministry of Transport), Tbilisi, Georgia
49 Yale Art & Architecture Building, New Haven, USA
50 Maria-Magdalena Church, Freiburg, Germany

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