Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format (Hardcover)

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A landmark survey of one of architecture's most controversial yet popular style

The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance - and this book documents Brutalism as never before. In the most wide-ranging investigation ever undertaken into one of architecture's most powerful movements, more than 850 Brutalist buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions.

Much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 102 countries in all, proving that Brutalism was, and continues to be, a truly international architectural phenomenon.

Includes twentieth-century masters such as Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.

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Praise For…

Praise for the previous edition

New York Times Best Art Book of 2018

'Newcomers will discover the global influence of brutalism, that final age of civic architectural ambition; true believers can use it to prepare years of concrete–coated vacations.' – New York Times

'Brutalism was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most sublime, awe–inspiring buildings on the planet.' – BBC TV

'Brutalist architecture arouses passion and fury in equal measure.' – Financial Times

'It is damned by its name which comes from the French, beton brut, or raw concrete, but we use the same word (Brut) to describe Champagne and this perhaps sums up the dichotomy at the heart of this style.' – Financial Times

'A 560-page, oversized format book that deserves a place on every design and architecture nerd's coffee table.' – Acquire

'If you're down with concrete, check out Phaidon's latest book, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture . The stunning, 560–page coffee table tome shares more than 850 buildings, some which still exist and others that have been destroyed, that put the style on full display the world over.' – Bloomberg

'This is the only book to thoroughly document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture.' – Architectural Digest

'A new encyclopedia of brutalist buildings makes the case that the movement is making a comeback.' – Curbed

'Looks to the past, present and future of the style, revaluating the timeline and examining a deeper geopolitical context... Striking imagery and compelling text [reveal] a meaning far beyond the provocative aesthetics... Phaidon offers readers new perspectives on their everyday surroundings, encouraging individuals to re–evaluate the built environments.' – Aesthetica

'Considered a beauty by some and a beast by others, brutalism is back... Love it or hate it, brutalism has been a defining part of our landscape... One generation's eyesore, though, is another's fancy, and now brutalism is experiencing a resurgence... Brutalism is back to the Future once again.' – Condé Nast Traveller

'From eyesore to Instagram aesthetic... A book that maps the stark style's presence around the world... The book [...] was a mammoth undertaking. McLeod, an architect by training and a self–confessed fan of the style says it took her about two years to research and finalise the list.' – The Hindu Weekend

'Shines a light on this much–maligned architecture... An ambitious attempt to give brutalism a much wider scope and time frame, featuring almost 900 masterpieces from more than 100 countries.' – Daily Telegraph, Property

'Phaidon announce their latest photo–book – a global survey of Brutalist architecture, based around 878 buildings from 798 architects, and ranging across 102 countries. In its thick, heavy, and appropriately dense weight, the Atlas not only covers the 'big names' of Brutalism, but also its lesser well–known members and more recent practices and places that have been inspired by it.' – Nowness

'These buildings feature in Phaidon's book, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, a monumental record of more than 850 Brutalist buildings found in over 100 countries.' – The Culture Trip

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838661908
ISBN-10: 1838661905
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: November 18th, 2020
Pages: 568
Language: English