Brutal London: A Photographic Exploration of Post-War London

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ISBN  9781910463635

Okładka: twarda, Format: 15,8x27,8 cm, Stron: 192, 2016 r.

A photographic exploration of the post-war modernist architecture of London.

This collection of unique and evocative photography of Brutalist architecture by Simon Phipps casts the city in a new light. Arranged by inner London Borough, BRUTAL LONDON takes in famous examples such as the Trellick Tower, the Brunswick Centre and the Alexandra Road Estate, as well as lesser known housing and municipal spaces. It serves as an introduction to buildings the reader may see every day, an invitation to look differently, a challenge to look up afresh, or to seek out celebrated Brutalism across the capital.

The book's portable size and maps for each borough make it useful and practical; while the design, by leading agency A Practice for Everyday Life, echoes the aesthetic of Brutalist architecture with rough textured edges and fonts inspired by the site maps of modernist estates.

Finalist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017, Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs.

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About the Author:

Simon Phipps is a photographer and the creator of the New Brutalism collection on Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter, A graduate in sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London her grew up in Milton Keynes. He has forthcoming exhibitions in London and Switzerland.

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The image provided by Brutalism, an architecture of sensual extremes, is often an extraordinary and unfamiliar experience for the city explorer. There can be something thrilling about the aggressive and brash vocabulary of board-marked concrete, exposed aggregate, hard-edged brick and heavy-sectioned timber - the expressed palette which displays the truth of its materials and a disdain for the frivolous.'

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