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The art of brutalism : rescuing hope from catastrophe in 1950s Britain

Author: Ben Highmore
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Highmore
ISBN: 9780300222746 0300222742
OCLC Number: 999368280
Description: 304 pages
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Ben Highmore.

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