Brutalist Britain: Buildings of the 1960s and 1970s

An authoritative overview of an increasingly popular period of British architecture from a leading architectural historian.

Brutalist architecture is more popular now than ever. This beautifully photographed book looks at Britain’s finest brutalist buildings from the 1950s to the 1970s, featuring imposing and dramatic public buildings—like London’s National Theatre and Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral—along with lesser-known buildings such as Arlington House on Margate’s seafront, as well as houses and flats, shops, markets, town centers, and more. This book provides a fascinating overview of a postwar urban landscape, while an introduction places British brutalism within the context of global events and contemporary world architecture.

About The Author

Elain Harwood is one of the UK’s foremost architectural historians. Working as a senior investigator with Historic England, her research has contributed to the listing of many twentieth-century buildings. She is the author of several books for Batsford, including Art Deco Britain, Mid-Century Britain, and England’s Post-War Listed Buildings. She lives in London.

  • Publish Date: March 07, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - History - Contemporary (1945-)
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-3/4
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $39.95
  • CDN Price: $53.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-727-5

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