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Concrete Concept offers a fully-illustrated global survey of this often divisive architectural style, profiling 50 of its most compelling and distinctive examples across the globe, from Leeds University and Preston Bus Station to Lisbon's Palácio de Justiça. Also included is 'An A-Z of Brutalist Architecture' by Jonathan Meades.
No modern architectural movement has aroused so much awe and so much ire as Brutalism. This global survey profiles 50 brutalist beasts around the world (built between the 1950s to 1970s) demonstrates how Brutalism infected popular culture. This is architecture at its most assertive: compelling, distinctive, sometimes terrifying. But, as Concrete Concept shows, Brutalism can be about love as well as hate.
CHRISTOPHER BEANLAND lives in London and writes about architecture, culture and the arts for newspapers including The Independent, Guardian, Telegraph and various magazines around the world. He's also written two novels.
JONATHAN MEADES is a writer, journalist, essayist, film-maker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies.