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Instead, it puts the spotlight on 50 key buildings, connecting them with seven academic essays that look deep into French culture’s relationship with architecture, modernity, and social change. Similarities as well as differences are explored and analysed using a series of impressive architectural projects. In its thick, heavy, and appropriately dense weight, the Atlas not only covers the 'big names' of Brutalism, but also its lesser well–known members and more recent practices and places that have been inspired by it.

In the book, this type is beautifully demonstrated by such masters as Eladio Dieste (Church of Christ the Worker, Atlántida, Uruguay, 1958), Pietro Belluchi (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco, USA, 1971), Marcel Breuer (Saint John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA, 1961), and Fritz Wortuba (Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Vienna, Austria, 1976) to cite a few most prominent examples. Beginning in a tiny hermitage on the remote north Scottish coast, and ending up backstage at the National Theatre, Raw Concrete embarks on a wide-ranging journey through Britain over the past sixty years, stopping to examine how eight extraordinary buildings were made - from commission to construction - why they have been so vilified, and why they are beginning to be loved. Blokoshka offers a playful insight into the 'sleeping districts' of Moscow, Plattenbau constructions of East Berlin, Warsaw's large-scale housing estates, and the panelák blocks in Prague. The AC, hidden somewhere above the ceiling, was supposed to adjust the indoor climate to the right level of comfort. Perched over a hilly terrain right above the Black Sea the saw tooth edges of several disks of various diameters evoke the gears of a giant mechanism.

She also gives lectures and leads architectural tours - including cycling ones - for the 20th Century Society. The successes and failures of Parisian brutalism are recounted in this valuable work […] The peregrination explores the Grands Ensembles , the housing estates and ZUPs, satellite places designed as alternative and modern environments, today an integral part of the heritage of Greater Paris.

It describes Brutalism’s successes and failures in Paris, from an architecture of monumental urban form to intricately crafted living spaces; from valued, historic monuments to abandoned ruins.Almost all of the architects here are represented by a single building, while just seven masters have two buildings each.

The Brutalists also examines the dualities of the style; how it embodies both the future and the past. One generation's eyesore, though, is another's fancy, and now brutalism is experiencing a resurgence. He has published many reviews on art, architecture and landscape in the architectural press, and written extensively on representation and architecture in academic journals and books. An engaging journey through the socialist-era architecture erected in the former Eastern Bloc and ex-Yugoslavia.New York Times Best Art Book of 2018 - "Newcomers will discover the global influence of brutalism, that final age of civic architectural ambition; true believers can use it to prepare years of concrete-coated vacations. While museums used to be invariably in city centres, they may now be in remote locations, destinations of cultural pilgrimage. From Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, now a thriving public space, to the former landfill site transformed into Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park, to Bangkok’s Thammasat University Urban Farm, the largest organic rooftop farm in Asia, the forward-thinking green projects featured in this stunning book offer abundant glimpses of a greener future.

These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. By combining inspirational projects, in-depth features and engaging profiles of architects around the world, Vertical Living will offer a new way of looking at how we live in the built environment. Structural truth at all costs war their motto and all buildings which attempted to conceal the true nature of their construction, or to disguise the materials in which they were carried out, stood convicted of acting a lie. The style is defined by block-like forms—predominantly made from concrete or brick—with angular geometric shapes, unadorned structures, textured surfaces, simple silhouettes, and raw materials.An ambitious attempt to give brutalism a much wider scope and time frame, featuring almost 900 masterpieces from more than 100 countries. The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance - and this book documents Brutalism as never before. To state the obvious, all entries are depicted by black and white photography and there are no drawings, which, of course, would be helpful at least in some cases.

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