Space, Hope, and Brutalism

English Architecture, 1945-1975

Author: Elain Harwood

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300204469

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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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.

Was zu dir gehört

Roman

Author: Garth Greenwell

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259600

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Ein amerikanischer Expat betritt die öffentlichen Toiletten des Kulturpalasts von Sofia, Bulgarien. Dort unten, wo niemand einfach so hingeht, trifft er Mitko, der Charisma ausstrahlt und Gefahr. Der Amerikaner bezahlt Mitko für Sex und trifft ihn danach immer wieder, gefangen in seinem Begehren und in einer Beziehung, in der Zärtlichkeit umzuschlagen droht in Gewalt. Und während er sich seiner komplizierten Vergangenheit stellen muss, kann er weder seinem Verlangen entkommen noch den Privilegien als Ausländer, die ihn von Mitko trennen. "Was zu dir gehört" ist ein tiefberührender Roman über die Macht von Scham und Sehnsucht. Und über eine Liebe entgegen jeder Wahrscheinlichkeit.

Post-Modern Buildings in Britain

Author: Geraint Franklin,Elain Harwood

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944502

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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An illuminating look at a controversial architectural style – and its finest examples Post-modernism was the 1980s’ counter to Brutalism but fell out of fashion until its best buildings began to disappear. Now is the time to reassess its values. Historians Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood discuss its background and key architects before celebrating Britain's finest examples. Individual entries are beautifully illustrated, many with new photography, including the SIS Building made famous by James Bond, John Outram’s awe-inspiring pumping station in London's Docklands and Judge Institute in Cambridge, and the late works of James Stirling and Michael Wilford, including No.1 Poultry – an extraordinary corner of the City that in 2016 became England’s youngest listed building.

Libraries of Light

British public library design in the long 1960s

Author: Alistair Black

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317105346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book, Alistair Black argues that the architectural modernism of the post-war years was symptomatic of the age’s spirit of renewal. In the 1960s, public libraries truly became ‘libraries of light’, and Black further explains how this phrase not only describes the shining new library designs – with their open-plan, decluttered, Scandinavian-inspired designs – but also serves as a metaphor for the public library’s role as a beacon of social egalitarianism and cultural universalism. A sequel to Books, Buildings and Social Engineering (2009), Black's new book takes his fascinating story of the design of British public libraries into the era of architectural modernism.

England's Post-War Listed Buildings

Author: Elain Harwood

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941464

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

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England's Post-War Listed Buildings is a comprehensive and stylish guide to over 500 of the country's most striking and historically relevant architectural gems, from private houses to schools, churches, military buildings, monuments and parks. Listed buildings include traditional works by Raymond Erith and Donald McMorran and many of the 'pop icons' of the 1960s (including Centre Point). Also featured are internationally outstanding modern works like Stirling and Gowan's Leicester Engineering Building and Foster Associates' offices for Willis Faber Dumas in Ipswich. This fully updated and expanded edition contains numerous new entries arranged in an accessible, regional structure, as well as features on telephone boxes, landscapes, memorials and sculptures. Each entry is illustrated with photographs and includes information on architect, date of construction and listing grade date, as well as a detailed description of the site and what makes it unique.

The Art of Brutalism

Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain

Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 0300222742

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 297

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While most famously associated with numerous mid-century architects, Brutalism was a style of visual art that was also adopted by painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. Taking into account Brutalist work by eminent artists such as Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as lesser-known practitioners like Nigel Henderson and Magda Cordell , this volume focuses on a ten-year period between 1952 and 1962 when artists refused a programmatic set of aesthetics and began experimenting with images that had no set focal point, using non-traditional materials like bombsite debris in their work, and producing objects that were characterized by wit and energy along with anxiety, trauma, and melancholia. This original study offers insights into how Brutalism enabled British artists of the mid-20th century to respond ethically and aesthetically to the challenges posed by the rise of consumer culture and unbridled technological progress.

Modern Playhouses

An Architectural History of Britain's New Theatres, 1945 - 1985

Author: Alistair Fair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192534432

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Modern Playhouses is the first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building which took place in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s. Drawing on a vast range of archival material - much of which had never previously been studied by historians - it sets architecture in a wide social and cultural context, presenting the history of post-war theatre buildings as a history of ideas relating not only to performance but also to culture, citizenship, and the modern city. During this period, more than sixty major new theatres were constructed in locations from Plymouth to Inverness, Aberystwyth to Ipswich. The most prominent example was the National Theatre in London, but the National was only the tip of the iceberg. Supported in many cases by public subsidies, these buildings represented a new kind of theatre, conceived as a public service. Theatre was ascribed a transformative role, serving as a form of 'productive' recreation at a time of increasing affluence and leisure. New theatres also contributed to debates about civic pride, urbanity, and community. Ultimately, theatre could be understood as a vehicle for the creation of modern citizens in a consciously modernizing Britain. Through their planning and appearance, new buildings were thought to connote new ideas of theatre's purpose. In parallel, new approaches to staging and writing posed new demands of the auditorium and stage. Yet while recognizing, as contemporaries did, that the new theatres of the post war decades represented change, Modern Playhouses also asks how radically different these buildings really were, and what their 'mainstream' architecture reveals of the history of modern British architecture, and of post-war Britain.

Brutalism Resurgent

Author: Julia Gatley,Stuart King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317228278

Category: Architecture

Page: 148

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Brutalism had its origins in béton brut – concrete in the raw – and thus in the post-war work of Le Corbusier. The British architects Alison and Peter Smithson used the term "New Brutalism" from 1953, claiming that if their house in Soho had been built, "it would have been the first exponent of the ‘New Brutalism’ in England". Reyner Banham famously gave the movement a series of characteristics, including the clear expression of a building’s structure and services, and the honest use of materials in their "as-found" condition. The Smithsons and Banham promoted the New Brutalism as ethic rather than aesthetic, privileging truth to structure, materials and services and the gritty reality of the working classes over the concerns of the bourgeoisie. But Brutalist architecture changed as it was taken up by others, giving rise to more sculptural buildings flaunting their raw materials, including off-form concrete, often in conjunction with bold structural members. While Brutalism fell out of vogue in the 1980s, recent years have seen renewed admiration for it. This volume is consistent with this broader resurgence, presenting new scholarship on Brutalist architects and projects from Skopje to Sydney, and from Harvard to Haringey. It will appeal to readers interested in twentieth-century architecture, and modern and post-war heritage. This book was originally published as a special issue of Fabrications: the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

How to Love Brutalism

Author: John Grindrod

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849945179

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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A passionate and personal book about the writer's own love for a controversial architectural style. Whether you love or hate brutalist buildings, this book will explain what it is about them that elicits such strong feeling. You will understand the true power of concrete and of mammoth-sized buildings, but also some of the more subtle aspects of brutalist buildings that you may not have known or considered. Brutalist architecture, which flourished in the 1950s to mid-1970s, gained its name from the term ' Béton-brut', or raw concrete – the material of choice for the movement. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into 'brutalism' (originally 'New Brutalism') to identify the emerging style. The architectural style – typified by buildings such as Trellick Tower in London and Unité D'Habitation in Marseille – is controversial but has an enthusiastic fan base, including the author who is on a mission to explain his passion. John Grindrod's book will be enlightening for those new to the subject, bringing humour, insight and honesty to the subject but will also interest those already immersed in built culture. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect, as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle. The book journeys from the UK to discover brutalism and its influence around the world – from Le Corbusier's designs in Chandigarh, India, to Lina Bo Bardi's buildings in Brazil.

Limited Edition

Prototypen, Unikate und Design-Art-Möbel

Author: Sophie Lovell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034608918

Category: Design

Page: 255

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Limited Edition ist das neue Schlagwort im Möbeldesign. Die Nachfrage nach Einzelstücken steigt mehr und mehr. Designer zelebrieren mit Prototypen, Unikaten und limitierten Produktserien einen Individualitätskult für alle Preisklassen: Möbel-Prototypen, schon immer Bestandteil des industriellen Enwurfsprozesses, werden jetzt aus der Werkstatt geholt und als Verkörperung eines allerneuesten Trends der Öffentlichkeit vorgeführt. Unikate, exklusiv und mit handwerklicher Note, lassen sich im Global Village mit standardisierten Waren zu begehrten Objekten deklarieren. Limitierte Möbelserien befriedigen den Sammlerhunger nach Objekten, die als Möbelskulpturen die Grenze zwischen Design und Kunst auflösen und so auch eine neue Elite von Design-Galeristen hervorgebracht haben. Limited Edition spürt diesem neuen Trend im Möbeldesign nach und deckt dessen Hintergründe auf: in sorgfältigen Recherchen, entstanden auf der Grundlage eines kontinuierlichen Austauschs der Autorin mit Designern, Galeristen und Herstellern. Anhand großartiger Abbildungen und in einem reizvollen Layout präsentiert es die besten und atemberaubendsten Stücke der führenden Designer.

Der LEGO®-Architekt

Baustile mit LEGO kennenlernen und nachbauen

Author: Tom Alphin

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960882025

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Werde LEGO®-Architekt! Begebe dich auf eine Reise durch die Architekturgeschichte: Lerne Baustile vom Neoklassizismus über Modernismus bis hin zu High-Tech-Lösungen kennen – verwirklicht mit LEGO. Anleitungen für 12 Modelle in verschiedenen Architekturstilen laden zum Nachbau ein und inspirieren dich zu eigenen Bauwerken. Dieses Buch ist von der LEGO-Gruppe weder unterstützt noch autorisiert worden.

Georges Seurat

Zeichnungen

Author: Georges Seurat,Erich Franz,Bernd Growe,Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drawing

Page: 203

View: 1885

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