Brutalism in Print


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Designer and critic Michael Abrahamson’s Fuck Yeah Brutalism tumblelog is a favorite. It provides a steady stream of historical photographs of the brutalist style, a postwar mode of architecture that favored the emphatic use of cast concrete and brick at huge and often inhumane scales. Looking back on what was built in this style, it strikes me that brutalism is the closest that architecture ever came to replicating the horrific beauty of a multi-car pileup.

Now Abrahamson is bringing brutalism to architecture magazine Clog as guest editor for the current issue. The folks at Clog were nice enough to send some sneak peek shots at the interior of the issue.

Clog: Brutalism 1
Clog: Brutalism 2
Clog: Brutalism 3
Clog: Brutalism 4

You can’t look away, but you can order your copy here.

  1. CLOG has been disappointing thus far. Brutalism is already well treaded territory–Hopefully they will try to break new topics in the future and not piggy back of of straw men architecture brands.

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