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 and International brutalist buildings and architects, alongside analysis of the present and future of brutalism. Not just be a historical tome, this book discusses brutalism as a living and evolving entity.
Simon Henley (BA (Hons) BArch RIBA 1992) is an architect, teacher and writer who co-founded the multi-award-winning architectural practice Henley Halebrown Rorrison.
Prologue 1. Brutalism is not a Corpse 2. Ethic or Aesthetic? 3. Muck or Ore? 4. Concrete 5. A Second Arts & Crafts Movement 6. Brickalism 7. The Social Question / Architecture or Revolution 8. An Innocent State 9. Precast 10. Bombproof Brutalism 11. The Brutalist City 12. Adaptation and neo-Brutalism Conclusion: Construction Per Se