- n. Brutal, violent behaviour; savagery.
- brutal + -ism (Wiktionary)
“It is an important example of the modern architectural form known as "brutalism"-- a fortress-like concrete "boxy structure" with few windows.”
“The angry young husband-and-wife partnership of Alison and Peter Smithson banished cosiness in a style known as brutalism.”
“Even the 'brutalism' of New City Hall seemed somewhat subdued, and to make more sense in this new vision of Toronto.”
“The assignment had been to explain how the architecture complemented the much older surrounding buildings, which I tried manfully but incredulously to do, and so I was surprised to read this Wiki critique of "brutalism":”
“Truss beams and heavily-laid concrete formed the desert dome, which radiates a sort of tongue-in-cheek brutalism that screams 1960s American modernism both inside and out.”
“Brutality and brutalism - moral, intellectual and physical - can be the only consequences of any imposition of respect.”
“Concrete brutalism apart, the atmosphere is weirdly akin to that perfect stillness you get in the countryside.”
“Some of Erickson's buildings have the grim, stolid blankness of brutalism, but others, especially the well-sited ones that have gathered a cloak of greenery, feel primitive in a good way, magical emanations from the earth.”
“Chrome-finished and internally lit with a 6×55w compact fluorescent, the Spike Light makes a daring proclamation that best suits the interior designer that craves a hint of architectural brutalism.”
“Even if your bulldog takes against the 60s brutalism of much of the University of London, or your boxer barks disapprovingly at the rebuilt Brunswick Centre, there are graceful Georgian terraces to trot past, Charles Holden's coolly enigmatic Senate House to pad through (well, the lobby anyway) and, best of all, a chance to sniff around Russell Square Gardens as well as Bedford and Bloomsbury Squares while taking in their enthralling skylines.”
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