Michael Abrahamson

Michael Abrahamson

Ann Arbor, MI, US


CLOG: Brutalism

February 2013 issue of CLOG architecture magazine containing 68 submissions on Brutalism. 160 pages, 71 illustrations. As guest editor, I was involved in the selection and solicitation of submissions, conducted two published interviews, and conceptualized several research projects. Among my contributions were a compilation of concrete pricing data between 1960 and 1980 and an attempt to identify every citation of Reyner Banham's essay "The New Brutalism" since its publication in 1955. I also wrote an article titled "Brutalizing Breuer" for the issue, about Michael Graves's mid-'80s proposals for an addition to Marcel Breuer's Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan.

Sold out two printings as of December 2014.

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Status: Built
My Role: Guest Editor
Additional Credits: Kyle May - Editor In Chief
Julia van den Hout - Editor
Jacob Reidel - Editor
Archie Lee Coates III - Editor/Designer
Jeffrey Franklin - Editor/Designer
Thomas Lozada, Stephanie Lee - Editorial Assistants