Brutal Set

Brutal Britain

Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain

Author: Zupagrafika

ISBN: 9788395057427

Publisher: Zupagrafika


48 Pages

Size: 24 x 30 cm

Title: Brutal Britain

Language: English | Released: 2018

# Brutalist Architecture # Paper Models

High-rise tower blocks, prefab panel housing estates, streets in the sky, new towns; some of the concrete constructions that once shaped the cityscapes of post-war Britain have stood the test of time, while others are long gone.

Brutal Britain by Zupagrafika celebrates the brutalist architecture of the British Isles, inviting readers to explore the Modern past of Great Britain and rebuild some of its most intriguing post-war edifices, from the iconic slabs of Sheffield`s Park Hill and experimental tower blocks at Cotton Gardens in London, to the demolished Birmingham Central Library.

Opening with a foreword by architectural historian Barnabas Calder, the book includes short chapters with full-page colour illustrations and informative texts on each building, along with 8 press-out paper models featuring all kinds of details originally present on the facades. All models are die-cut and pre-folded with simple assembly instructions attached: all you need is glue.

Arlington House. Margate  
Birmingham Central Library. Birmingham
Cables Wynd House (Aka Banana Flats).
Cotton Gardens Estate. London
Hutchesontown C.
No. 1 Croydon. Croydon
Park Hill.
The Toast Rack. Manchester

Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)
Contributor: Barnabas Calder (foreword)
Zupagrafika © 2018. All rights reserved

Brutal Britain: Construct Your Own Brutalist Great Britain by Zupagrafika. Mini paper model brutalist urban landscape.
Mini Croydon Brutalist n. 1 tower block
Ilustrated mini paper brutalist model of Park Hill. Sheffield 
Mini brutalist model: Cotton Gardens Estate. London
Cables Wynd House (Aka Banana Flats). Edinburgh. From Brutal Britain book by Zupagrafika
illustrated paper model of The Toast Rack. Manchester
Build your own mini Park Hill. Sheffield. Brutalist model from Brutal Britain book by Zupagrafika
Recreation of Birmingham Central Library. Birmingham. Paper model from Brutal Britain book by Zupagrafika
Brutal Britain, pop-out brutalist paper model book by Zupagrafika

“ (...) Build your miniature postwar paradise from the models in this book. Very sadly, shortsighted building managements and weak heritage protection for postwar architecture mean there is a real chance that, if you use decent glue, your models could survive longer than some of the original buildings did.”

– Dr Barnabas Calder

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