Space, Hope, And Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945?1975

Hardcover | November 17, 2015

byElain Harwood

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This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest café. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated.
 
Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.
 

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This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture ...

Elain Harwood is Senior Architectural Investigator at English Heritage and is a Trustee of the Twentieth Century Society. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 11.25 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300204469

ISBN - 13:9780300204469

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“It is hard to imagine it being surpassed in comprehensiveness: the brief architects’ biographies at the end of the book alone are an invaluable resource… The overriding spirit of this book is ultimately one of optimism and generosity, of Harwood taking a lifetime’s knowledge and passion and making it available to the general reader in a book that will remain the standard work on the subject for years to come.”—Owen Hopkins, Burlington