Brutalism definition

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An architectural style of the mid-20th century characterized by massive or monolithic forms, usually of poured concrete and unrelieved by exterior decoration.
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A style of architecture that originated in England in the 1950s, characterized by stark, massive forms having repetitive angular features and by coarsely textured exposed concrete.
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Brutal, violent behaviour; savagery.
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(architecture) A style of modernist architecture characterized by angular geometry and overt signs of the construction process.
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Noun

Singular:
brutalism
Plural:
brutalisms

Origin of brutalism

  • Coined in 1954 by the English architects Alison and Peter Smithson, after Le Corbusier's béton brut (French, raw concrete).

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  • brutal +"Ž -ism

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