This was recommended to me over Christmas. The one on the left about English Architecture, not the one on the right about Dulwich. Although the Dulwich Estate have a decent track record when it comes to modernist housing, we'll leave that to another time.
Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975 is massive, heavy and fascinating.
I found some history of the Co-op which was relevant to my interests.
Remarkable to think that in the 50's the Co-op Insurance Boss went on architecture tours in the US to seek inspiration.
And fascinating to learn that the furniture and decoration were designed by Design Research Unit.
Here's a bad photo of the back of that building. Must get myself a proper tour.
There is more interesting stuff about a Co-op in Sheffield, but I'll save that for another post.
Design Research Unit, they keep popping up, don't they?