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Second of a two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture, which is once again being appreciated by a younger generation. Focusing initially on the massive influence of Le Corbusier's post-war work, he reclaims the reputation of buildings that, once much maligned, he argues stood for optimism and grandeur. Delivered in his signature provocative and confrontational manner, Meades's film draws on extraordinary buildings from all over Europe in a lavish, sometimes surreal, visual collage.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 28 Apr 2016 01:45


Role Contributor
PresenterJonathan Meades
WriterJonathan Meades
ProducerFrank Hanly
DirectorFrank Hanly
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle

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Post War Architecture

A collection of programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.