- 236 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
- Contents: 1.Brutalism is not a Corpse -- 2.Ethic or Aesthetic? -- 3.Muck & Ore -- 4.Concrete -- 5.Brickalism -- 6.Craft -- 7.Precast -- 8.The Brutalist City -- 9.The Social Question -- 10.An Innocent State -- 11.The Sublime -- 12.The Brutalist Revival.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: People associate the term Brutalism with concrete and, in the UK, with the Welfare State - just one thin slice of the Brutalist canon. Brutalism is not a style. It reveals enduring architectural ideas and interests that have emerged at different times and in different places, prompted by social and political ideals and technological conditions. Examining brutalism through the lens of twelve distinct, occasionally competing, definitions, this book explores brutalism as a living and evolving entity. Redefining Brutalism offering insight into how these buildings were designed and constructed, their underlying social contexts, and how brutalism triggered various other movements such as Hi-tech and postmodernism. This book is a lens through which to see the present as much as the past.