Synopses & Reviews
This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest cafand#233;. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated.
Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.
In a lively, richly illustrated survey of the era, Elain Harwood tackles the most controversial decades in Englandand#8217;s architecture and reveals the logic and beauty of buildings erected between 1945 and 1975.
About the Author
Elain Harwood is Senior Architectural Investigator at English Heritage and is a Trustee of the Twentieth Century Society.and#160;