This Brutal World

This Brutal World

This Brutal World

A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.

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Genre : Architecture
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Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 2016-05-23
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0714871087


Spomenik Monument Database

Spomenik Monument Database

A guidebook to the wild world of communist minimalism in Tito's Yugoslavia Spomenik--the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for monument--refers to the memorials built in Tito's Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s to the 1980s, marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II. Hundreds were built across the country, from coastal resorts to remote mountains. Through these imaginative forms of concrete and steel, a classless, forward-looking socialist society, free of ethnic tensions, was envisaged. Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration, Tito turned to the West and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism. This allowed Yugoslavia to develop its own distinct identity through the monuments, turning them into political tools, articulating Tito's personal vision of a new tomorrow. Today, following the breakup of the country and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, some have been destroyed or abandoned. Many have suffered the consequences of ethnic tensions: once viewed as symbols of hope, they are now the focus of resentment and anger. This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date. Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author, making this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon. The inside of the book's dust jacket opens out as a map, giving the exact geographic coordinates for each monument.

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Author : Donald Niebyl
Publisher : Fuel
Release : 2018-09
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 0995745536


Shot And A Ghost

Shot And A Ghost

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Genre : Squash players
Author : James Willstrop
Publisher :
Release : 2012-03
Total Pages : 211 Pages
ISBN : 0957139101


Brutal Truths

Brutal Truths

After three internationally acclaimed books, Simon unleashes the 'Brutal Truths' about the way society has changed globally. Beyond COVID-19, society is facing a much bigger threat in 2021, accentuated by the pandemic, but evolving through 20 years of 'borrowed beliefs';We are a civilisation in decay through over civilisation. Simon believes there are 6 Brutal Truths holding us back in today's society. We're mentally weak, not mentally ill We've lost our tribes - we're not in this together We're not equal - life's a scoreboard We're still animals We need heroes We're not racists - we're labellers Brutal Truths will divide people like few books do and tackles every societal taboo from racism, to mental illness, to religion and minority thinking controlling the majority. It is designed to provoke feeling and to force people to take a side. Simon examines in great detail why things don't make sense anymore and amid this craziness there is only one thing we can do: go back to the simple notion of knowing where you stand as the world goes by. What do you believe? What is your truth, your values, your ethics, your best play? Simon Hammond is one of Australia's most sought after keynote speakers and commentators on branding, consumer behaviour and his unique social insights. His presentations are thought-provoking, stimulating and creative. He is currently chairman of 50 Crates Creative Agency and chairs the YMCA's National Belief Council.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Simon Hammond
Publisher : New Holland Publishers (AU)
Release : 2020-09-01
Total Pages : 180 Pages
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Brutal London

Brutal London

Appealing to fans of architecture, this ingeniously designed book lets you build replicas of some of London s iconic post-war concrete structures while learning about their place in the city s architectural history. In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London s most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture."

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Author : Zupagrafika
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Release : 2016-10-25
Total Pages : 72 Pages
ISBN : 3791383000


Brutal North

Brutal North

BRUTAL NORTH is the first photographic exploration of modernist and Brutalist architecture across the North of England. During the post-war years the North of England saw the building of some of the most aspirational, enlightened and successful modernist architecture in the world. For the first time, a single photographic book captures those buildings, in all their power and progressive ambition. Over the last few years acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps has travelled and sought out the publicly commissioned architecture of the post-war North. From Newcastle's Byker Wall Estate, voted the best neighbourhood in the UK, to the extraordinary Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, from Preston's sweeping bus station and Liverpool's Royal Insurance Building, these structures have seen off threats to their survival and are rightly celebrated for the imprint they leave upon the skyline and the cultural life of their cities. This inspiring invitation to explore northern modernism includes maps and detailed information about all the architecture photographed. ‘Captures the most aspirational and enlightened architecture of the north’s postwar years.’ Guardian Please note this is a fixed-format ebook with some colour pages and may not be well-suited for older e-readers.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Simon Phipps
Publisher : September Publishing
Release : 2020-10-29
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781912836468


Brutal Simplicity Of Thought

Brutal Simplicity Of Thought

The principles of creativity in stunningly simple words and pictures by the man behind the world’s most successful advertising agency How did two wheels emancipate women? How can a pie save thousands of lives? How can a useless piece of fabric determine social status? How can you make night day? Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. This book presents deceptively simple examples of concepts that have changed the world—from the single piece of paper that became the American Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the most powerful nation in the history of the world, to the symbol and line that enable us to write music. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the distillation, in words and pictures, of the Saatchi method of creativity. This book started life as a training manual for Saatchi advertising employees, and its approach has shaped the Saatchistory for forty years. Its principles permeate the culture, philosophy and structure of one of the world's best known corporate brands. Whether you are a student, an artist, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : M&C Saatchi
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2013-04-16
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 1250012953


The Art Of The Hollywood Backdrop

The Art Of The Hollywood Backdrop

The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood’s most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed—painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen. In almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age, from The Wizard of Oz to North by Northwest to Cleopatra to The Sound of Music, painted backings have convinced moviegoers that what they are seeing—whether the fantastic roads of Oz, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, or ancient Egyptian kingdoms—is absolutely real. These backings are at once intended to transport the audience and yet remain unseen for what they really are. The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop reveals the hidden world and creators of these masterpieces, long-guarded as a special effects secret by the major studios such as MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal, Columbia, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount. Despite the continued use of hand-painted backings in today’s films, including the big-budget Interstellar and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events among many others, digital technology is beginning to supplant the art form. In an effort to preserve the irreplaceable knowledge of scenic masters, Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, in collaboration with the Art Directors Guild, have compiled a definitive history of the craft, complete with interviews of the surviving artists. This is a rich undiscovered history—a history replete with competing art departments, dynastic scenic families, and origins stretching back to the films of Méliès, Edison, Sennett, Chaplin, and Fairbanks. Filled cover to cover with over 300 images,The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop is beautifully packaged as a hardcover book with slipcase.

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Genre : Art
Author : Karen L. Maness
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-11-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781941393086


Time Life The Mob

Time Life The Mob

Inside the brutal world of the mafia The Mob. The Mafia. Organized crime. America's violent underworld has always fascinated us--the colorful criminals, dirty cops, crooked politicians and shady businessmen. It's a hard and high-stakes world, fueled by gambling, prostitution, extortion, graft, illegal booze and narcotics. Now you can explore the fascinating history of the Mob in America through the lens of a new special edition from TIME-LIFE, The Mob: Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia. Compelling photographs from throughout the past century combine with sharp biographies to reveal the key players and historical figures who loomed large. Plus: deep dives into the history of organized crime, the truth behind The Godfather, the power struggles, the roles of trigger-happy thugs and political bosses, and how the Mob is evolving in today's digital age.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
Release : 2017-09-29
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781683308645


Brutal London

Brutal London

A photographic exploration of the post-war modernist architecture of London. This collection of unique and evocative photography of Brutalist architecture by Simon Phipps casts the city in a new light. Arranged by inner London Borough, BRUTAL LONDON takes in famous examples such as the Trellick Tower, the Brunswick Centre and the Alexandra Road Estate, as well as lesser known housing and municipal spaces. It serves as an introduction to buildings the reader may see every day, an invitation to look differently, a challenge to look up afresh, or to seek out celebrated Brutalism across the capital. The book's portable size and maps for each borough make it useful and practical; while the design, by leading agency A Practice for Everyday Life, echoes the aesthetic of Brutalist architecture with rough textured edges and fonts inspired by the site maps of modernist estates. The hardback was finalist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017, Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs. Please note this is a fixed-format ebook with some coloured pages and may not be well-suited for older e-readers.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Simon Phipps
Publisher : September Publishing
Release : 2017-01-30
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781910463642