Scottish Brutalism is a website set up by Ross Brown to accompany his research project into Brutalist architecture at the University of Strathclyde Department of Architecture. The project
aims to map, document and critically assess Brutalist architecture across the Strathclyde region of Scotland, UK. Illustrated articles and building studies, periodically published on scotbrut.co.uk, demonstrate the quality and variety of Brutalist architecture built across Strathclyde between the late 1950s & early 1980s.
(Pictured: Anniesland Cross Housing, Glasgow, Jack Holmes & Partners, 1969)
A new Brighton-based menswear brand, Fitzgerald’s Clothiers ‘specialise in producing classic mid 20th century menswear, specifically, but not limited to, Ivy league style garments’. Their initial offering is a proper Oxford cloth button-down shirt that recalls the classic Sero ‘The Purist’ shirt of yore; classic, rather than slim, fit with, crucially, an unlined collar for that perfect roll. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
Opening tomorrow at Tate Modern is the first major museum exhibition of the diverse work of pioneering Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. Based in Beirut, she was taught by traditional landscape painters, but carved out a unique modernist vision of her own, influenced by Islam and western abstract art.
The Saloua Raouda Choucair retrospective runs from 17 April – 20 October 2013.
(Pictured: ‘Composition in Blue Module’ 1947–51, © Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation)
Gustav Klutsis - Maquette for Radio-Announcer, 1922
Fascinating review by Kevin Jackson of Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J G Ballard, 1967-2008, edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara.
This collection of forty-odd bits of journalism can be enjoyed as a kind of protracted non-fiction novel … The ‘Ballard’ of Extreme Metaphors, like the ‘Ballard’ of Crash or the ‘Jim’ of Empire of the Sun, is a well-wrought character. And a fascinating character at that.
Read the full review at the Literary Review website.
A literary map of David Foster Wallace.