Brutalism


Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Brutalism: Bauhaus, Le Corbusier

Bru·tal·ism

 (bro͞ot′l-ĭz′əm)
n.
An architectural style of the mid-20th century characterized by massive or monolithic forms, usually of poured concrete and unrelieved by exterior decoration.

Bru′tal·ist adj. & n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

brutalism

(ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Architecture) an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes. Also called: new brutalism
ˈbrutalist n, adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Brutalism

an aggressive 20th-century style, usually in rough-textured and unfinished materials, that frankly exhibits both structural and mechanical systems.
See also: Architecture
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations

brutalism

n (Archit) → Brutalismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, no," replied Monte Cristo; "I do not carry brutalism so far.
The cards are on sale now but are also available to order at PS16 a pack from www.space-play.co.uk STARK FACTS OF A DESIGN GENRE BRUTALISM is a stark style architecture, especially of the 1950s and 1960s, characterised by the use of steel and concrete in massive blocks.
Civic House BRUM'S BRUTAL HISTORY BRUTALISM is a stark style architecture, especially of the 1950s and 1960s, characterised by the use of steel and concrete in massive blocks.
Since 1948 to now , Indian troops heart-pinching atrocities have crossed all limits of terrorism and brutalism in the world.
Brutalism is characterized by the use of varied contrasting texture and materials.
Brutalism, once a pejorative term, typically refers to modernist buildings of stark simplicity and raw edges, whose primary feature is unfinished concrete.
Yet in many ways this welldesigned show - stripped back and with the grey pallor of death all around, almost industrial in its concrete brutalism - uses its lack of fixed time to showcase the timelessness of the bard's classic.
Both were designed and created in the bold architectural style of Brutalism by the same man - London architect Owen Luder.
He recalled that the capital had an "amazing array of styles including Russian-influenced neoclassicist architecture, a large-scale interpretation of Korean architecture in concrete plus modernism and brutalism, and all of this decorated with socialist realist art, mosaic and sculpture."
IDLES JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE (released August 31) HHHH H BRISTOL punk rock outfit Idles followed up their acclaimed debut Brutalism with a ferocious attack on toxic masculinity, racism and television's enforcement of a negative body image.
Trends come and go, but right now Brutalism, a style of architecture associated with dated university buildings, council estates and frumpy shopping centres, is back in.