Concrete Concept

Brutalist buildings around the world

Christopher Beanland
AUD $29.99

Concrete Concept takes architecture admirers on a tour of the world's most impressive, celebrated and controversial Brutalist buildings.

"A lively journey around the worlds brutalist buildings" - FRIEZE.COM

"A dazzlingly shot whistle-stop of the much-maligned styles 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 Corbusiers 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 Brutalisms biggest hits.
Category: The arts
ISBN: 9780711267411
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln (Adult)
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: The arts