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- DescriptionIn this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most rewned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture.
- Author BiographyZupagrafika (author) is a creative design studio based in Poland, founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The studio originates, illustrates and designs their own award-winning, architecture-related objects. John Grindrod (texts) is an author and journalist. He wrote the book Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain and has contributed to The Guardian, the Financial Times, C20 magazine and The Modernist. Peter Chadwick (photographs) of Popular design studio, runs the website This Brutal House, which focuses on architecture, Brutalism and Modernism in particular, from the viewpoint of a graphic designer. He is the author of This Brutal World.
- Date of Publication29/09/2016
- Place of PublicationMunich
- Country of PublicationGermany
- Content Note47 colour and 1 black & white illustrations and 9 push-out and build cardboard models
- Weight726 g
- Width240 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Foreword byNorman Foster
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