The raw concrete and monolithic power of brutalist buildings divide opinion. In his book, John Grindrod shares his fascination for this strange and beguiling style of architecture and explores what it is that makes brutalism worthy of such passions. Join him as we travel to find hidden gems around the world, searching out the ruins and the lost brutes. Look beyond the concrete to get to the nitty-gritty – the people behind the buildings, adventures in town planning, and the unlikely fetishisation of concrete. It’s time to fall in love with brutalism.
John Grindrod is the author of Outskirts: Living Life on theEdge of the Green Belt and Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain.
Illustrations by The Brutal Artist.