Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Jonathan Meades is to present a two-part series on brutalism on BBC4 16th and 23rd February.

I hope he mentions that Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, completed 1972, appears in the 1972 feature film Steptoe & Son in a scene when Harold Steptoe is experiencing feelings of exhaustion, alienation and hopelessness - as soon as it was constructed the building became a metaphor for comical cack-handed architectural ineptitude.

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