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brutalism

[broot-l-iz-uh m] /ˈbrut lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
(in modern architecture) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with no apparent concern for visual amenity.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, for literal sense; brutal + -ism; in reference to architecture first used by British architects Alison Smithson (born 1928) and Peter Smithson (born 1923) in 1953
Related forms
brutalist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brutalism

brutalism

/ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and unconcealed service pipes Also called new brutalism
Derived Forms
brutalist, noun, adjective
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