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Concrete—being given a hard time

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Just scanned this Louis Hellman cartoon to show at the Conservation of Historic Concrete course (see http://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/CPD/Conservation/Coursedetails/BCMCourseDetails2012/Conservationofconcrete.aspx — its in September, at West Dean in Sussex, and  there are still some spaces left if you want to come).

It’s from All Hellman Breaks Loose: Architecture Exposed, a brilliant compilation which annoyingly doesn’t give the exact date- just says “the majority of these cartoons first appeared in the Architects Journal between 1975 and 1980.   So it’s not exactly supportive of what I’m trying to argue—but I still think its funny!

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