SAND AND WATER

Giclée Prints / Hahnemühle Fine Art Print (Gallery Frame With Passe-Partout)

NOTES

Brutalism has its roots in modernism but arose as a movement against the conventional architectural style. Brutalism placed an emphasis on materials, textures and construction as well as functionality and equality. The brutalist architects challenged traditional philosophies of what a building should look like, focusing on interior spaces as much as exterior.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Dr Jonathan Foyle, the chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain, provided interesting architectural context for Brutalist buildings: “They are very muscular and everything is perhaps bigger than it needs to be, and for that reason I feel that brutalism is a modern take on gothic architecture… Both were designed from the inside out – the purpose of the building and what happens inside is the important part – the outside is merely the envelope that wraps it up.”

The brutalist architecture building presented in this series of photographs:

  • The Royal National Theatre (1976), on London's South Bank of the Thames, which is a Grade II listed building and one of the most notable examples of Brutalist design in the United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Denys Louis Lasdun.

  • The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre, is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Internationally, it is known as the National Theatre of Great Britain.

  • Permission to add the "Royal" prefix to the name of the theatre was given in 1988, but the full title is rarely used.

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