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That's Rather Brutal

Over at The Guardian's recently launched cities section, architecture critic Jonathan Meades presents an A-Z primer on brutalism, everyone's favorite misunderstood and oft-derided building style. Starting with Hans Asplund, who coined the term, Meades works his way past 'Dystopia' and 'Monstrosity' before settling at 'Zapotec,' the name of the pre-Columbian civilization whose structures influenced the brutalists of the 1960s. [The Guardian]