Brutalist Speculations and Flights of Fancy


Brutalist Speculations and Flights of Fancy is based around six of Sheffield’s  famous and not so famous brutalist buildings.

Twenty artists and writers from Sheffield and Berlin were invited to contribute to a book which contains speculations, proposals, enquiries, and challenges founded on these six buildings. The project considers the position that these buildings hold now and speculate on their possible futures. These extraordinary buildings are sometimes forgotten, often reviled, loved, misunderstood, and contested.

Including texts by architectural theorists and writers: Owen Hatherley (journalist and author of A Guide to The New Ruins of  Modernism);  Steve Pile, professor of Human Geography, Open University and author of Real Cities: Modernity, Space and the Phantasmagorias of City Life; and Jane Rendell, Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett, UCL and author of Art and Architecture.

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  • Artists Antonia Low, Becky Shaw, Chloe Brown, Christl Mudrak, Dominique Hurth, Gary Simmonds, Hester Reeve, Ines Lechleitner, Irene Pätzug, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Julie Westerman, Mathew Harrison, Michelle Atherton, Oliver Zwink, Olivia Reynolds, Penny McCarthy, Professor Sharon Kivland, T C McCormack, Valentin Hertweck
  • Authors Jane Rendell, Owen Hatherley, Steve Pile
  • Publisher Site Gallery
  • ISBN 9781899926183
  • Format softback
  • Pages 56
  • Illustrations illustrated in mono colour
  • Dimensions 297mm x 210mm
  • Weight 170g
  • Publication Date 1 Nov 2011

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