BRUTAL OUTER LONDON
The Autumn Winter 2022 collection saw inspiration from the graphic lines of London's Brutalist architecture. Brutalism is an architecture style that emerged in the United Kingdom during the 1950s, among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era. Brutalist buildings are characterised by minimalist constructions, showcasing the bare building materials, with an emphasis on materials, textures and structural elements over decorative design.
Ahead of the launch of his new book, Brutal Outer London, we looked at the work of Simon Phipps, renowned photographer of post-war modernist architecture, art and design. Following on from his iconic first book Brutal London, this sequel expands his survey beyond London's inner zones through to the outer perimeters of London, including Brunel University lecture theatre; the location of JOSEPH Autumn winter campaign. Simon Phipps' photographs of Greater London's modernist architecture explores the form and beauty of these post-war buildings.
Brutal Outer London is a design-led hardback. With maps and detailed listings of all architecture photographed, it enables readers to explore Brutalism on foot, train or bus across Outer London. Available to purchase from 27 October 2022.