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Brutal LondonBrutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

By John Grindrod Zupagrafica

Appealing to fans of architecture, this ingeniously designed book lets
you build replicas of some of London's iconic post-war concrete
structures while learning about their place in the city's architectural
history. In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can
recreate a number of London's most renowned 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. Publisher: Prestel

Code: 33979

Member price: $26.96

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