Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture

I have found myself developing an interest in brutalism, the style of architecture that was predominant in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. I have had a slight interest in modern architecture in the past, but I am finding myself increasingly drawn to brutalist structures and other buildings from this era. It is not just the […]

New towns

I have been looking at some old films about new towns. I am always fascinated by these films. Their unflinching optimism is striking. Was the hope matched by the reality? Probably not. From 1948, this is Charley in New Town. Even better is this beaming appraisal of newly-built Stevanage, made in 1959. I particularly love […]