Heavy Thinking

If you are keen to follow up on the great feature in our in-house publication, L&N, or you're simply a concrete enthusiast, there are a number of fascinating books out currently with Brutalism as their subject matter.

Our friends at Modern House are big fans of Barnabas Calder's Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism.  

An interesting global perspective is given by Christopher Beanland over 200 pages in Concrete Concept. This book has by far the most Brutal cover design.

This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick is very scholarly and hugely comprehensive but always enlightening. 

Pub Quiz section:

Did you know that concrete was invented by the….Romans. Et tu Brute!

The term Brutalism was actually coined by the Swedes in 1950 (Not so long ago in Architectural terms…)