new brutalism


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new brutalism

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(Architecture) another name for brutalism
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It shall be argued that this form evolved by mirroring the practice of New Brutalism a post-war architectural movement that sought to honestly present the structures and functions of a building through a new social-ethics of design that countered a divisive modernist aesthetic.
Ypma (1996) draws a English reductionist line: from Victorian architecture of elegant restraint and simple use of highest-quality material, over technological standardization in circumstances of industrial revolution, to the new brutalism of the years 50 of XX century.
architecture that Peter and Alison Smithson dubbed New Brutalism in
As Reyner Banham would observe in his canonical study The New Brutalism of 1966, Cox and Shankland had close personal contacts with Sweden at the time, moreover as he reveals the term 'brutalist' originated as a qualifying adjective in Sweden.
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Jobs for life have gone, but jobs where loyalty and commitment stood for something have been replaced by a new brutalism.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.
Magda Zurowska, a television commentator from Poland, believes that feminism led to sexual competitiveness and to the kind of new brutalism in which courtship itself was suspect.

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