The New Brutalism: Ethic or Aesthetics by Reyner Banham (The Architectural Press / Karl Krämer Verlag, 1966) presents and analyses the disputed architectural style and movement of the 1960s. The book explains the theoretical principles behind the new movement and showcases an array of acclaimed 1960s architectural projects by e.g. Alison and Peter Smithson, Louis I Kahn, James Stirling, Le Corbusier, Sigurd Lewerentz, Sverre Fehn, Aldo van Eyck, and many more.
Any discussion of Brutalism will miss the point if it does not take into account Brutalism’s attempt to be objective about ‘reality’ – the cultural objectives of society, its urges, its techniques, and so on. Brutalism tries to face up to a mass-production society.
– Architectural Design, April 1957 quoted in Reyner Banham. The New Brutalism: Ethic or Aesthetic (The Architectural Press, 1966), p.47
The publication has been richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and some architectural drawings.
This listing is for the two editions in our catalogue: English and German. See the condition details in the product descriptions.