This Brutal Life:Links, Images, Videos on Brutalism

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Image: Freeway Park , Seattle, Lawrence Halprin, 1976 (Photo by Evan Chakroff, Flickr)

Here are some links, images and videos on Brutalism.

Fuck Yeah Brutalism tumblr
http://fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/

Concrete Britain/St. Peter’s Seminary (filmed before and after, side by side). This building was completed in 1966. It was abandoned in 1989. It was only used for 23 years before being abandoned. The building is only 49 years old.

BBC Report on St. Peter’s Seminary

Video Drone Tour Inside St. Peter’s Seminary

Generally, I’ve found more pictures of St. Peter’s Seminary as it was in 1966 when it was completed by doing a search for “St. Peter’s College Cardross 1966”
https://www.google.com/search?q=st.+peter%27s+college+cardross+1966&es_sm=119&biw=1565&bih=988&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lovlVOKeKozqoASMyIDoBQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

And for images of its ruination, I just search for “St. Peter’s Seminary Cardross”
https://www.google.com/search?q=st.+peter%27s+seminary+cardross&es_sm=119&biw=1565&bih=988&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4YvlVLTvBYztoATeooGIAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

The Failed Architecture blog is also a good source of general info on architecture and modernism
http://www.failedarchitecture.com

High Sunderland, the Studio (former Bernat Klein Studio), Galashiels (Scotland)
http://loobyroux.blogspot.com/2014/06/bernat-kleins-hidden-studio.html

2 Responses to "This Brutal Life:Links, Images, Videos on Brutalism"
  1. Dr. Thomas says:

    Yes. I’ve been adding to this post on the fly. It was, in fact, an image of, and article on, BAM in the Chron that sparked my own reflections on my relation to Brutalism and concrete, and how ubiquitous it has been in my life. Someday, maybe I’ll have time to write an essay on the subject. I’d like to, anyway, although teaching takes most of my time (not that you aren’t all worth it, because you are!)

  2. Rob Thomas says:

    Yes. I’ve been adding to this post on the fly. It was, in fact, an image of, and article on, BAM in the Chron that sparked my own reflections on my relation to Brutalism and concrete, and how ubiquitous it has been in my life. Someday, maybe I’ll have time to write an essay on the subject. I’d like to, anyway, although teaching takes most of my time.

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