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.
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.
Hosley showed photos of "snout" houses (in which the garage dominates), raised ranches, oversized "McMansions," and "New Brutalism" (stark massive structures of gray concrete).
Jobs for life have gone, but jobs where loyalty and commitment stood for something have been replaced by a new brutalism.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).
John Boorman, who attributes this form of editing to the influence of the music channel MTV, calls this 'new brutalism' and argues that it is 'a way to artificially generate excitement, but it doesn't really have any basis to it'.
Kane belongs to the trend in contemporary British drama that Poles call "new brutalism"--a seemingly pejorative term that in fact refers simply to the shock of the audience.
a) "A delightfully ironic fusion - Festival of Britain meets New Brutalism."

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