The Easel

Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture

Concrete buildings in the brutalist style were cheap to build. Popular in post-war Europe for housing estates, they gradually became a byword for poverty and anti-social behavior. A new book marks a new appreciation of this “big boned” style – even as many are being torn down. As one critic argues “Concrete is a truly innovative material, both socially responsive and aesthetically beautiful,” More images are here.