This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick, Phaidon Book
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A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built.
This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world.
It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.
"A love letter to all things stark, imposing and concrete... catalogues the ugly-beauty of the globe's Brutalist buildings" —Sunday Times Travel
"A wide and celebratory view of Brutalism, redefining and expanding the term 'Brutal' to include buildings usually considered outside the movement... The book demonstrates the international reach of Brutalism… [and] the ongoing influence of the movement today." —ADF Architects Datafile
Dimensions: 25 x 29cm
Page Content: 192 pp & 320 Colour Illustrations
Author: Peter Chadwick, Phaidon