Welcome to "The Brutalist"

My diary as I attempt to photograph as many Brutalist buildings as possible as I work towards the ARPS distinction with the Royal Photographic Society

London

The BT Tower (Post Office Tower)

The BT Tower

Better known to me as the Post Office Tower…but that probably shows my age. The tower itself isn’t a brutalist structure at all, designed by the architects of the Ministry of Public Building and Works led by G.R. Yeats and built/completed between 1961 and 1964, officially opened by PM Harold Wilson in 1965 this is very much a modernist building. At 177 …

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A Brutalist Laundrette at The Barbican

So What is Brutalism?

From Google’s Dictionary: brutalism /ˈbruːt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ noun 1. cruelty and savageness. “exchanging one kind of social and economic brutalism for another is not what they had in mind” 2. a stark style of functionalist architecture, especially of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by the use of steel and concrete in massive blocks. “the long, low, concrete-faced …

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The National Theatre. London
  • Date
  • November 20, 2019

…and so it begins

I was awarded my LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) back in March 2016 and was keen to move onto the next level – the ARPS (Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society), but, what with one thing and another I stalled and haven’t progressed this…until now. The number one priority for doing the Associateship …

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