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Ty Cole’s Photos Offer a New Look at London’s Brutalist Buildings

September 22, 2016

By Conor Risch


Ty Cole’s view of the National Theatre, one of London’s best known brutalist buildings, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun in 1976.

People either love brutalist architecture or they hate it, “and there really is no middle ground,” says photographer Ty Cole. He is in the former camp, and for several years he’s pursued a personal project photographing brutalist buildings “in an optimistic way.” An architectural style popularized in the lean times following World War II, brutalism was frequently used on government...

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