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Creator:
Highmore, Ben, 1961–
Title(s):

The art of brutalism : rescuing hope from catastrophe in 1950s Britain / Ben Highmore.

Published/Created:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
297 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
N6768 .H55 2017 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index.
Subject Terms:
Architecture and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society.
Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Art and society.
Art, British -- 20th century.
Art, British.
Brutalism (Architecture)
Brutalism (Architecture) -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
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  • Introduction: brutalism: style, substance, sensibility
  • Parallel of life and art: brutalism's locus classicus
  • Building on ruins: East End ethnography and vernacular urbanism
  • Acid etched walls: Hammer Prints and domestic brutalism
  • Brutalist bodies and cybernetic time
  • Domestic anxiety and ideal homes: brutalism at the Ideal Home Exhibition
  • Epilogue: the aftermath of brutalism.