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Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture

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Unlike your typical Twitter feed, this one eschews 140-character musings in favor of images of Brutalist buildings.

Its progenitor, an art director from London named Peter Chadwick, says he wanted to share the images with anyone who might be interested.

It has since amassed tens of thousands of followers, and jump started a sort of digital preservation society committed to liking, retweeting, and sharing photos of a style of architecture that, for parts of history, was despised.

Brutalism gets its name from the French term béton brut, which means raw concrete.

The style came out of the modernist architecture movement, and took off in the 1950s, during the post-war construction boom.

Because some of them didn t have many windows, people associated them with disease.

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