Brutalism. You either love it or hate it, right? Not really, no. You can love it and get horrified on occasion - the two things can and will go hand in hand. It’s like the slow-mo train wreck of architecture.
When I saw Sandfuture on Netgalley, I knew it would be an impressive tale - the blurb didn’t pull any punches, telling me I was about to discover the life and the works of Minoru Yamasaki, architect.
City Hall, written by Arthur Drooker, is a pleasant surprise. While architecture is one of my favorite topics, for some reason I don’t often read books that talk about it. Given the quality I found within the pages of CH, it's something I’ll have to rectify asap.