As the name suggests, Brutalism was a very stern, macho style that had a bloody-minded commitment to the principles of Modernism. Visually, it constituted a kind of ‘fossilisation’ of Modernism. The light, ethereal forms of Modernism were replaced with heavy, solid masses interlocking in complex, abstract patterns. The finish was deliberately harsh and rugged.
A good article on brutalism, a style you either love or hate. I love it.
The notorious architectural style known as Brutalism grew out of the rigorous principles of European Modernism and dominated British architecture in the 1950s and 60s. Brutalism gave us the 1960s towe…
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