Powerful Black And White Photography Reveals The Beauty In Brutalist Buildings
Art director and graphic designer Peter Chadwick is fascinated by Brutalist architecture and photographs it all over the world.
Chadwick’s love for Brutal buildings sparked in the late 1970s when he was growing up in North-East England. During the years, he has taken and gathered a lot of powerful black and white images which are now featured in Peter’s curated book This Brutal World.
Brutalism flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. This style can be viewed as a younger generation’s unapologetic reaction to the lightness and optimism of architecture in the 1930s and 1940s and its ruggedness comes from the lack of concern to look comfortable or easy. The structures are mostly from concrete, but they also include bricks, glass, steel, and stone.
Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego, California, USA, 1970 by William Pereira & Associates
Image credits: University of California, San Diego
De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013 by OMA
Image credits: Matteo Rossi/Artur Images
Grand Central Water Tower, Midrand, South Africa, 1996 by GAPP Architects & Urban Designers
Image credits: GAPP Architects
Monument Ilinden (Makedonium), Krushevo, Macedonia, 1974 by Jordan and Iskra Grabuloski
Image credits: Jan Kempenaers
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, 1966 by Marcel Breuer and Associates
Image credits: Bettmann/Corbis
Casar de Cáceres Bus Station, Cáceres, Spain, 2003 by Justo Garciá Rubio
Image credits: Justo Garciá Rubio
Assembly Building, Chandigarh, India, 1962 by Le Corbusier
Image credits: Fondation Le Corbusier/Courtesy DACS
Sunset Chapel, Acapulco, Mexico, 2011 by Bunker Arquitectura
Image credits: Bunker Arquitectura
Centro de Exposições do Centro Administrativo da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil, 1974 by João Filgueiras Lima
Image credits: Fran Parente