new brutalism


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new brutalism

n
(Architecture) another name for brutalism
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architecture that Peter and Alison Smithson dubbed New Brutalism in
For example, the mid 20th century witnessed Peter and Alison Smithson attacking aesthetic concerns with new brutalism, while Aldo van Eyck sought higher meaning in the values of humanism.
Their building, which contains 213 flats and featured in a TV documentary in the 1980s, has been hailed as an icon of New Brutalism.
Although innocent of post-war new brutalism, the building is guilty of something arguably worse - sheer dullness.
Jobs for life have gone, but jobs where loyalty and commitment stood for something have been replaced by a new brutalism.
Nor did he ever seek to be a "player" by staking himself to an artist or movement, as Vincent Scully once did with Louis Kahn (a good guess) and Reyner Banham with the New Brutalism (a bad one).
Situated within leafy quadrangles, the campus is a crazy patchwork quilt of architectural styles, from graceful Romanesque, Gothic, and Norman revivals to the rough, angularity of the New Brutalism.
a) "A delightfully ironic fusion - Festival of Britain meets New Brutalism.
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