The Failure of Modern Architecture (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976).
Translations: Greek (1978); German (1980).
“For every urban professional, (the book) is an important, insightful, thought-provoking look at the basic assumptions which underlie modern architectural practice...a study that may uncover the key to making buildings more responsive to user needs.”
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“Brolin attempts to liberate the budding architect from the frustrating dogmatism of his grandfathers, who branded all ornamentation as sinful…a provocative book which comes at the right time.”