The Brutalists: Brutalism's Best Architects, published by Phaidon, offers a comprehensive insight into one of the most significant examples of concrete brutalism and the architects who created them. While opinions on brutalism can be divided from admiration to disgust, there is no denying its impact on modernist architecture. This extensive volume features over 250 architects with their awe-inspiring structures within this polarizing style. The book highlights both internationally recognized and lesser-known masterminds whose work has left an enduring mark on the cities, all from 1936 to the present day.
Brutalist architecture inspires a passionate response, be it adulation or contempt. There is no disputing, however, that the style produces some of the world’s most breathtaking buildings. This landmark volume documents the movement as never before, by profiling the architects behind the style.
Featuring more than 250 historic and contemporary architects (organised alphabetically) along with specially selected examples of their work, this book includes international icons alongside those who are less well known or who have for too long been neglected, providing a unique record of this influential global architecture movement. The book includes 350 stunning images of more than 200 iconic Brutalist buildings, alongside fresh and surprising masterworks from 1936 to the present day, creating the ultimate companion to the Brutalist masters.