9 thoughts on “Brutal beauty

    1. Yes. Brutalism. We have some great examples of it in the UK. One of the well known examples is the Barbican in London, though actually it isn’t really brutalism. Just hints of it. I’ll add a link for you once I’m back in my laptop.

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        1. Absolutely. It was post-war, linked with providing much-needed accommodation, socialism and something of a follow-on from modernism. Its name comes form the French for raw concrete. So whilst the Barbican doesn’t fit the strict definition of brutalism (it is too curvy for one thing) it has plenty of concrete!

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