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Emma Brooke

Writer in Tokyo Japan

Emma Brooke is a freelance writer and teacher living and working in Tokyo. Since studying 20th-Century Thought and Aesthetics during her Philosophy degree at the University of London, she has taken an active interest in Modernist art and architecture.

Emma is a member of the Twentieth Century Society, a UK based organisation which campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards.

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Brutalism

BY EMMA BROOKE
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

When Emma Brooke turned 20 she suddenly fell madly in love - with concrete.  She describes the beginnings of her whirlwind love affair with the architectural style so called "Brutalism" for its callous, unfeeling, unyielding structural dominance. Emma shows us some or her favourite examples of this architectural genre in both Japan and London.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 31, 2013.

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PAST VOL 103

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
May 29, 2013