- (in modern architecture) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with no apparent concern for visual amenity.
Origin of brutalism
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Examples from the Web for brutalism
Brutalism avant-la-lettre, and as usual, I love all that concrete.A Slaughterhouse with Style
October 3, 2012
High and long sustained, the sublime anthem rolled above the battle and its brutalism.The Prince of India, Volume II
- an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipesAlso called: new brutalism