The new brutalism : Ethic or aesthetic?

Banham, Reyner

The new brutalism : Ethic or aesthetic? - London Architectural Press 1966 - 196 p. illustrations, maps, plans, diagrams 28 cm. - Documents of modern architecture .

Ethics or aesthetics? Was the New Brutalism a moral crusade for the reform of architecture, as the British proponents appeared to claim in the early 1050s, or was simply another post-war style. Options differs wherever the New Brutalism is discussed and the fact that is still being discussed some years back after its foundation shows how fundamental a contribution to the architecture of the 50s and 50s was made by this movement, British in origins, world-wide in repercussions. Author has set out to the remedy this situation in a text, which is, at the same time, scholarly history of the documentable facts on the Brutalism, an eye-witness on the account of the period and personalities that produced it, and a comparative critique of numerous buildings regarded rightly or wrongly � as examples of Brutalist architecture.


Architecture - Composition, proportion, etc.
Architecture - Criticism and interpretation
Architecture, Modern - 20th century
Brutalism (Architecture)

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