Brutal London

Brutal London : Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

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  • Format: Hardback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 248 x 287 x 14mm | 743g
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Publication City/Country: Munich, Germany
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, unspecified; 50 Illustrations, color
  • ISBN10: 3791383000
  • ISBN13: 9783791383002
  • Bestsellers rank: 231,013

In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture.