This Brutal world: Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Never has Brutalist architecture looked as good as in Phaidon's new large-format atlas on Brutalism around the world

Art and Design 4 Oct 2018

Poplavok Cafe, Ukraine in the Atlas of Brutalist Architecture. Picture credit: Frederic Chaubin
Simmons Hall, MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture.
Rozzol Melara in Trieste, Italy, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture. Picture credit: Roberto Conte
College Life Insurance Company of America headquarters, Indianapolis, Atlas of Brutalist Architecture. Picture credit: Courtesy of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Lovers of Brutalist architecture, rejoice! In the recent wave of social media Brutalism appreciation groups and Brutalist walking tours popping up in the world’s greatest cities, the striking architecture style has been making a major comeback in the public eye in recent years. And now, Phaidon has compiled the first book of its kind detailing Brutalist architecture around the globe. Presented in a large-format book, Phaidon’s new compendium represents the most comprehensive study into Brutalist architecture ever undertaken.

The informative representation of architectural works is presented alongside images spanning 102 countries across the globe. Featuring the masters of the movement, such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn and Oscar Niemeyer among others, as well as modern architects who adopted the style, such as Herzog & de Meuron, Renzo Piano and Zaha Hadid.

The perfect coffee table book for any architecture lover, this expansive collection not only identifies the better-known icons of the movement, but an array of buildings such as libraries, airports, zoos, hotels and nightclubs, displaying how swiftly the movement spread throughout the continents and spurred the imagination of scores of architects around the world.

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture by Phaidon Editors (£100, Phaidon) out 17 October. Available to pre-order online now at