Peter Henderson and The Barbican Centre – a certain beauty

Peter Henderson is a remarkable young writer from London who has earned respect from people like fashion designer Raf Simons and through his blog Hapsical. Henderson started out covering fashion but soon began writing also about architecture, art and design. His blog can be found here: Hapsical ( For The Avant/Garde Diaries he shared his view on the controversial Barbican compound in London’s financial district. The massive pile of concrete is an artifact of the brutalist architecture movement of the 50s, 60s and 70s that became a symbol of socialist utopian ideology. Henderson walked us through the strangely compound, explaining its bizarre beauty and the architects’ avant-garde approach.

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