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  • RIBA Bookshop
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 66 Portland Place
  • London
  • W1B 1AD
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  • Open: Mon-Fri : 09.30 - 17.30 Sat : 10.00 - 17.00
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Bookshop Author EventConcrete Concept, Brutalist Buildings Around the World

The RIBA Bookshop and Frances Lincoln are pleased to invite you to an evening talk with author of Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World Christopher Beanland.

RIBA Bookshop Talk: Tuesday 26th April 6:30pm-8:30pm
66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

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Author Christopher Beanland will kick off the evening at the RIBA Bookshop by revealing what lies behind the unapologetic grey concrete facades of the Brutalist movement.  He’ll then take us through a global journey into the fascinating stories of some of the most iconic, as well as some of the lesser known “Brutalist Beasts” around the world.  Why were they built? What do they mean? How are they seen today?  Are some of the things we’ll get to find out about this beautifully illustrated catalogue of Brutalist architecture around the globe.  This evening will pay homage to the architectural movement that's loved as much as it has been hated.  The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

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Read our blog to keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and happenings from our booksellers at the RIBA Bookshop in central London.

Throughout the years we have found it increasingly impossible to display and curate the vast array of exceptional, extraordinary and rare titles on our shelves. Our blog shares and recommends the books we love and makes architecture enthusiasts aware of authors, events and other interesting curiosities we come across that we think you might like as well.  We hope we succeed in bringing some inspiration to you through the work that we do.

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From 5 October 2015, all large retailers in England will charge 5p for single use plastic carrier bags. More information and legislation details can be found at All organisations with over 250 employees are obliged to charge.

We donate all proceeds from the single use carrier bag sales to good causes through RIBA Enterprises sponsered charity of the year. Details of the beneficiaries are reported annually on our website.

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The RIBA Bookshop in central London is Europe’s leading specialist architectural bookshop supplying books, forms, regulations and contracts to all those with a passion for the built environment. Located at the Head Quarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, the RIBA Bookshop is easily accessible from Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Regents Park tube stations.

Indulge your creative ideas with a huge selection of publications covering architecture, design, landscape, construction, law, practice management and much, much more.

Why not pay us a visit to browse through our extensive range of publications in a relaxed and friendly environment? Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to find you the right book.

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