When you hear the word ‘brutalism’, chances are that your first associations are related to blunt force, ugliness, and housing blocks. Beauty probably isn’t too high on your list. And yet this modernist building style, despite all its raw concrete, sharp lines and unapologetic massiveness, can be truly stunning - especially when seen through the lens of a talented photographer. Brutalism became popular in the fifties as a reaction to the frivolity of the architectural styles of the preceding decades. The style is especially prevalent in London, with cultural institutes like the Barbican and the National Theatre as prime examples. We have selected some of the most striking images of Brutalist architecture from around the UK for you to feast your eyes on.