Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around The World by Christopher BeanlandConcrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around The World by Christopher Beanland

Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around The World

byChristopher BeanlandForeword byJonathan Meades

Hardcover | February 4, 2016

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Concrete Concept takes architecture admirers on a tour of the world's most impressive, celebrated and controversial Brutalist buildings. Featuring 50 international examples (built between the 1950s to 1970s), it skips from one country to the next to illustrate why utilitarian concrete buildings grew to become both the most hotly contested and fashionable architectural style in history. Building descriptions cover key details about the building as well as a context for its original use, public reception and current status.

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.
Title:Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around The WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711237646

ISBN - 13:9780711237643


Editorial Reviews

"A snappy and surprising read. The expansive selection of buildings and waggish commentary help take apart tired definitions and break open the prematurely closed canon of brutalist architecture."