Chris van Uffelen

Brutalism Now and Then

2017
book
Braun Publishing
hardcover
304 pages
ISBN: 978 3 03768 224 1
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Brutalism is back. As the latest discovery of digital trendsetters, this architectural style, spurned for decades as the stepchild of modernism, is making a comeback: uncompromising, audacious, and incredibly bold, the colossal buildings of the 1960s and 1970s leave their mark as witnesses of the postwar era and at the same time inspire today's architectural language.

"Massive, Expressive, Sculptural - Brutalism Now and Then" offers a nuanced comparison of historic and modern Brutalist buildings. Commonalities as well as differences are worked out and analyzed on the basis of impressive projects on about 300 pages. Spacious sculptural forms, roughly processed materials, and the dissolution of outdated floor plan concepts merge with contemporary design to create exciting new creations. Bunker-like bungalows reveal noble interiors, massive sacred buildings open up innovative perspectives, and gigantic concrete blocks surprise with fine, artistic elements.

With examples from the greatest and most exciting architects of then and now, this publication opens up a profound understanding of what is arguably the most underrated architectural style.

Publishing Year: 2017
Publisher: Braun Publishing
Editor(s): Chris van Uffelen
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 28 x 19.7 cm
Language: English

ISBN: 978 3 03768 224 1

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