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New book: Space, Hope, and Brutalism by Elain Harwood (Yale University Press)

Hope, and Brutalism by Elain Harwood (Yale University Press)
Hope, and Brutalism by Elain Harwood (Yale University Press)

Not mentioned many books of late, but a browse on a well-known online retail site brought up Space, Hope, and Brutalism by Elain Harwood, which might just be of interest to anyone with a love of 20th century architecture.

It is described as ‘the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety’, looking at why architecture took the form it did during that period and studying buildings across the board – from major universities to ‘the modest cafe’ and much in-between.

Alongside the thoughts and academic are illustrations of course, with new photography of featured buildings (280 colour, 120 black and white) at a time when many are struggling to survive.

All of that over 512 pages and in hardback form, with a publication date of  31st August 2014. Not cheap though, priced at £50 if you do want to pre-order.

Find out more at the Amazon website