Brutalist architecture flourished from the early 1950s to the 1970s. British architect Peter Smithson and the Robin Hood Gardens in London count as typical examples of brutalist architecture style. The term originates from the French word for "raw," used by Swiss designer Le Corbusier to describe raw concrete as his choice material.
The American author, whose stories swirl with conspiracy theories, symbolism and secrets, has published his latest novel. In "Origin," Brown's protagonist Robert Langdon once again embarks on a perilous adventure.