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Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain

  • 11:37 - 11 December, 2018
Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain
Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain, Brutal Britain by Zupagrafika
Brutal Britain by Zupagrafika

High-rise tower blocks, prefab panel housing estates, streets in the sky, new towns; some of the concrete constructions that once shaped the cityscapes of post-war Britain have stood the test of time, while others are long gone.

‘Brutal Britain’ by Zupagrafika (also author of ‘Brutal London’) celebrates the brutalist architecture of the British Isles, inviting readers to explore the Modern past of Great Britain and rebuild some of its most intriguing post-war edifices, from the iconic slabs of Sheffield`s Park Hill and experimental tower blocks at Cotton Gardens in London, to the demolished Birmingham Central Library.

Opening with a foreword by architectural historian Barnabas Calder, this book includes short chapters with full-page colour illustrations and informative texts on each building, along with 8 press-out paper models featuring all kinds of details originally present on the facades. All models are die-cut and pre-folded with simple assembly instructions attached: all you need is glue.

Arlington House. Margate
Birmingham Central Library. Birmingham
Cables Wynd House (Aka Banana Flats). Edinburgh
Cotton Gardens Estate. London
Hutchesontown C. Glasgow
No. 1 Croydon. Croydon
Park Hill. Sheffield
The Toast Rack. Manchester

  • ISBN

    9788395057427
  • Title

    Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain
  • Author

    Zupagrafika
  • Publisher

    Zupagrafika
  • Publication year

    2018
  • Binding

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English

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