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Author Phipps, Simon, 1964- artist

Title Simon Phipps : finding brutalism : a photographic survey of post-war British architecture / edited by Hilar Stadler and Andreas Hertach ; including a conversation between Kate Macintosh and Stephen Parnell ; and contributions by Catherine Ince and Owen Hatherley
Published Zürich : Park Books, [2017]


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Description 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents [Plates] -- Concrete poetry: Art, architecture and society in the work of Simon Phipps / Catherine Ince -- Photographing Brutalism: The work of Simon Phipps -- Finding Brutalism with Kate Macintosh / interview by Stephen Parnell
Summary For more than thirty years, British photographer Simon Phipps has been documenting the rebuilding of Britain after the Second World War through the work of architects. His archive documents Britain's post-war modernism and new brutalism in architecture and recognizes the architects' enormous contribution to the transformation of the political and social landscape of the country in the aftermath of WW II. Significant building on a mass scale was realized and new building techniques were pioneered alongside innovative layouts, resulting in buildings of outstanding quality, displaying radical new forms. The construction ranged from public and private housing, to schools and universities, churches, museums, galleries, commercial and, ultimately, entire new towns. This new book features around 200 of Simon Phipps's photographs of some 160 buildings in all parts of England completed between the 1950s until the 1980s. They create a confrontation of buildings and architectural fragments, evoking a distinct atmosphere of brutalism. The essays and a conversation with architect Kate Macintosh contextualize brutalism in architecture from a British perspective
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland, August 26 - November 5, 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Phipps, Simon, 1964- -- Exhibitions.
Architectural photography -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Brutalism (Architecture) -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Black-and-white photography -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Pictorial works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Author Stadler, Hilar, editor
Hertach, Andreas, 1967- editor
Macintosh, Kate
Parnell, Stephen, 1971-
Ince, Catherine.
Hatherley, Owen.
Museum im Bellpark.
ISBN 9783038600633
Other Titles Finding brutalism
Photographic survey of post-war British architecture