Brutal London Book

Architecture  I  Photography  I  Illustration  I   2016

Constuct Your Own Concrete Capital 

Brutal London by Zupagrafika is a playful journey through London´s brutalist architecture that allows the readers to construct some of the most interesting and controversial concrete structures while learning about their place in the city´s architectural history. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalism, the book features 9 buildings to assemble: Alexandra Road Estate, Alton Estate, Aylesbury Estate, Ledbury Estate, National Theatre, Robin Hood Gardens, Barbican Estate, Balfron Tower and Space House.

The first part of the book features a foreword by Norman Foster and looks at the significance of these buildings with a short chapter on each, complete with texts by John Grindrod (author of 'Concretopia') and photos by Peter Chadwick (author of 'This Brutal World').

This book is an adaptation of the acclaimed Brutal London series of illustrated paper cut-outs first designed and published by Zupagrafika in 2015.

Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)

David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka: Illustration, models, art direction
Peter Chadwick: photography
John Grindrod: text
Norman Foster: foreword

Publisher: Prestel, 2016

Brutal London Book