In Defense of Brutalism

Based on my estimates, about three times a year the 1950-60s architectural movement and style referred to as “Brutalism” re-enters public discourse and the cycle starts again: liberals think it too authoritarian in aesthetic, conservatives think it inferior to Classical (European) styles, and most everyone else just regards it ugly—and Brutalist apologists feebly attempt a politically ecumenical defense. Here’s my version of the triannual defense.

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