Brutalism Reinvented

Brutalism Reinvented

Author: Agata Toromanoff

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 3791388118

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From luxury apartment towers to offices, places of worship to museums, brutalist architecture is having a 21st-century moment-- and this book is here to explore the new interpretations of the style. Designed with the same bold aesthetic that informed Le Corbusier himself, this book features fifty recent examples of how architects around the world are embracing the principles of brutalism -- simplicity, functionality, and rawness -- reimagining them for today's standards and tastes. Drawing from the radical approach of the controversial architectural movement, today's Brutalist buildings are both sophisticated and elegant. As the hundreds of exterior and interior photos in this book reveal, architects have taken advantage of new technology to make concrete-based structures that are refined and alluring, as well as stylish and modish unlike their predecessors. Each chapter is dedicated to a different type of building and is introduced with a selection of iconic structures as an essential visual reference for Brutalism's new look. In some instances the overall strength of the aesthetic is paired with equally forceful materials such as glass, metal and brick; other examples show how classically brutalist lines are integrated into generously proportioned, light-filled spaces. An informative celebration of Brutalist architecture's legacy, this book is an exciting exploration of how today's most innovative architects are discovering the inherent beauty of powerful concrete volumes that was at the heart of Le Corbusier's original vision.
Brutalism Reinvented
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Agata Toromanoff
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-07 - Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From luxury apartment towers to offices, places of worship to museums, brutalist architecture is having a 21st-century moment-- and this book is here to explore the new interpretations of the style. Designed with the same bold aesthetic that informed Le Corbusier himself, this book features fifty recent examples of how
How to Love Brutalism
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John Grindrod
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-26 - Publisher: Batsford

John Grindrod is passionate about buildings and how they shape our lives. He grew up on 'the last road in London' on Croydon's New Addington housing estate, surrounded by the Green Belt. He is the author of
Brutalism
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Billy Reading
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

No style has divided opinion more than brutalism. But now, fifty years since the heyday of the style, Brutalist buildings are more popular than they have ever been. This is the perfect introduction to Britain’s Brutalist monuments.
Redefining Brutalism
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Simon Henley
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

There is a genuine resurgence of interest in this period of architecture. Brutalism is a highly debated topic in the architectural press and amongst architectural critics and institutions who promote the preservation of these buildings. This book is unique in combining beautiful, highly illustrated design with description of both British
Brutalism
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Alexander Clement
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-25 - Publisher: The Crowood Press

The term 'Brutalism' is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-75. Uncomprimisingly 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