ALISON AND PETER SMITHSON A BRUTALIST STORY

ALISON AND PETER SMITHSON A BRUTALIST STORY
  • Dirk van den Heuvel
  • 2013
  • Engels
  • 417 pagina's
  • ISBN
  • full-text

Beschrijving

The dissertation looks into the work of the British architects Alison and Peter Smithson (1928-1993, 1923-2003).
Their work is regarded as exemplary for the development of modern architecture in the second half of the twentieth century, specifically with regard to the relation between architecture, welfare state politics and the rise of a new consumer culture in Western Europe. As members of the platforms of Team 10, informal successor to the disbanded CIAM organization, and the Independent Group at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Alison and Peter Smithson were leading voices of the architectural debate of the post-war period, not only inGreat Britain but globally. Among their many proposals for the future development of modern architecture their idea for ‘another architecture’: the so-called New Brutalism stands out as one of the most remarkable and important contributions, propagated as such by influential critics as Reyner Banham, Theo Crosby and Robin Middleton, and today, still an inspiration for architectural innovation.