Brutalism


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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.

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

Brutalism

an aggressive 20th-century style, usually in rough-textured and unfinished materials, that frankly exhibits both structural and mechanical systems.
See also: Architecture
Translations

brutalism

n (Archit) → Brutalismus m
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Oh, no," replied Monte Cristo; "I do not carry brutalism so far.
Be brutally honest about brutalism - and if you want to give us any more examples of ugly buildings in Wirral, send your suggestions to lorna.
Inflation targeting ushered in transparency and accountability in the monetary policy framework but was criticized by Keynesians and monetarists for causing unemployment and monetary brutalism [Davidson, 2006].
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With concrete Brutalism out of fashion, Birmingham wanted something rather more friendly.
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Billybanks Estate, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan RANKED the ugliest eyesore in Wales (and the eighth worst in Britain) in 2010, this heart attack grey example of late '60s brutalism looked like the sort of place the producers of Nil By Mouth would have passed on for fear of making their movie a tad too depressing.
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protrusions," Brutalism and fetishism--but visitors hoping for a McCarthyesque, abject grime-fest would have been badly let down.
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