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New Then Old Is New Again

One newer and more divisive style that has gotten short shrift in these parts is Brutalism, massively sculptural buildings derived from Le Corbusier’s work after World War II. There are a few great examples close by, notably the Yale Art and Architecture Building designed by Paul Rudolph. While I love the fortress-like appearance of béton brut, many have argued that it forsakes everything around it. As tastes inevitably change, though, some Brutalist buildings are having a moment, and creating a new tilt in historic preservation circles.