Texture

Zaha Hadid, Tony Fretton, Mark Cousins, Patrick Hodgkinson
1 October 2008

New Brutalism broke away from the abstract, weightless planes of early modernism and its smooth surfaces, towards a fascination with the weighty, the substantial and the rough, paralleling Bacon's fascination with the texture of paint. Architects Zaha Hadid and Tony Fretton, cultural critic and architectural theorist Mark Cousins and architect of the Brunswick Centre, Patrick Hodgkinson, discuss the moment's impact and legacy. Chaired by Joe Kerr, Royal College of Art.