Brutalism: Post-war British Architecture and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 4.59 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Brutalism: Post-war British Architecture on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture [Hardcover]

Alexander Clement
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
RRP: 19.95
Price: 15.96 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 3.99 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Saturday, 2 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 8.99  
Hardcover 15.96  
Trade In this Item for up to 4.59
Trade in Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 4.59, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

20 Jan 2011
The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945 - 1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures of concrete, steel and glass, whereas others saw the genre as a logical progression, having its own grace and balance.

Frequently Bought Together

Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture + CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (20 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847972306
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847972309
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Alexander Clement is a design historian whose interest in architecture began at school and intensified while studying the history of art at Staffordshire University, where he developed a particular interest in twentieth century building. After graduating Alexander maintained his interest, photographing buildings in the UK and overseas. He has worked as a museum curator and fine art auctioneer specializing in ceramics and Asian art since 1994, and has written on various aspects of design history for the Oxford New Dictionary of National Biography and Antiques Magazine amongst other publications. He is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How can a book on ugly builds be beautiful? 1 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
These buildings are dreaded and degraded through the UK as Ugly and "carbuncles". However this book shows then in a new light. With lavish photographs and well written text that covers the design and the desginer behind the build its just a stunning view of buildings that normal are thought of eyesores.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book on 'ugly' buildings !?!?! 11 Feb 2011
By KLVJ
Format:Hardcover
When I saw the book advertised on a email mailshot I was intrigued. Where I live we have a love hate building, Brutalist in style, but I knew very little of the whole thing. I decided that I must get the book. I eagerly awaited delivery and as soon as it arrived I opened the covers and absorbed the contents; which is well written and beautifully described. Although friends asked why would I want a book on 'ugly' buildings I can only say once I read the book I no longer think they are ugly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A wasted opportunity 2 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is rather a disappointing book. Rather than looking at the theories underpinning this strand of post-war architecture it superficially says that it is about ethics and then offers a gazetteer of a disparate collection of buildings some of which may be important in the development of this strand and some which could not really be called brutalist at all ( Coventry Cathedral?).

It virtually ignores many of the more important buildings of the period such as the Park Hill flats in Sheffield which was the closest built example of Team X and the Smithsons' housing theory while highlighting a number of early 1970's buildings which, while interesting, are not particularly important examples.

There some inaccuracies such as the suggestion that the rear of the Festval Hall could be seen a precursor of brutalism whilst the elevation that he pictures was a result of the refacing and extension of the building in the 1960's and therefore could not influence a style with its origins in the 1950's.

The book could have worked a record of a period of building that has been under threat of demolition since fashions have changed but the photographs are not all that good and there are no drawings to back them up. All in all a lost opportunity.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback