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Concrete Concept: Brutalist buildings around the world

Author/EditorChristopher Beanland (Author)
ISBN: 9780711267411
Pub Date19/10/2021
BindingHardback
Pages192
EditionNew Ed
Dimensions (mm)180(h) * 200(w)
Concrete Concept takes architecture admirers on a tour of the world's most impressive, celebrated and controversial Brutalist buildings.
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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.

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.

Christopher Beanland lives in London and is the author of Lido and Unbuilt. He has also written the novels The Wall in The Head and Spinning Out of Control. He writes about architecture, culture and the arts for newspapers including The Independent, Guardian, Telegraph and various global magazines.

Introduction An A-Z of brutalist architecture 01 Unit d'Habitation, Marseille, France 02 University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 03 MASP art museum and SESC Pomp ia, S o 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 Jos , Costa Rica 13 Banco de Londres y Am rica 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 Pal cio da Justi a, 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 Pal cio de Justi a, 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 Maps Photo credits Index Further reading Acknowledgements

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