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How to Love Brutalism with John Grindrod at Foyles

23/04/2018 7:00 pm – 23/04/2018 8:00 pm | Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London

Join John Grindrod, author of How To Love Brutalism as he takes you on a journey past the tough façade of one of the world’s most maligned architectural movements.

In 1948 Swiss-French architect and urban planner Le Corbusier chose not to clad the Unite d’habitation in Marseille and a new architectural style was born. Characterized by concrete, geometrical shapes and sheer elevation, Brutalism remains divisive to this day.

For this event at Foyles Charing Cross, John Grindrod strips Brutalism back – getting to the nitty-gritty of the people and ideals behind the buildings; the culture surrounding the movement and its global impact, physically and on the architectural world.

The evening will be chaired by Catherine Croft, the Director of Twentieth Century Society.

Tickets: £5 standard.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London