The Art & Architecture Building at Yale University.

Is there anything so invisible as that which was fashionable the day before yesterday? This is the blind spot through which every work of art and literature must pass before re-emerging as a distinct entity in history’s rear-view mirror. Or not, as the case may be; for much popular art, the blind spot means permanent oblivion. Such I thought would be the case with Brutalism, that postwar architectural movement distinguished by its raw concrete, burly masses, and general air of insolence. Its heyday was the mid-1960s, after which point Brutalism began to fall from favor; by the...


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