Brutal Wales Cymru Friwtalaidd


This item will be released 04 Apr.

Simon Phipps’ major photographic survey of modernist Wales.

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Representing a new era in Simon Phipps’ ongoing photographic survey of the UK comes Brutal Wales; perhaps his most visually stunning book yet.

With a huge variety of form, detail and photographic atmosphere, this is a tribute to not only an era of architecture and a period of political optimism but also a specifically Welsh style and rugged substance. From Conwy Civic Hall to Trostre Steelworks, Tredegar Library to Newport Bridge, there are over 60 structures, some, like Margam Crematorium have been rarely photographed and others, such as an electricity substation in Swansea, are hardly known.

Beautifully produced and with a new format as befits a devolved nation within the United Kingdom, the book also contains an introduction by John Grindod and essay by Mark Durden both Welsh and English.

Praise for Simon Phipps’ books:

‘Filled with Phipps’ distinctive photographic compositions, this is a richly produced tome.’



‘It’s an absolute beauty that’ll get you going for a look about at angular concrete lumps in squares. A masterclass in book design too.’



‘An essential coffee-table tour.’