"Calder raises but doesn't entirely face down a central issue of brutalism. Was it really about supporting a new social order, as sometimes claimed, for the benefit of working people? Or was it more the plaything of well-educated, well-off boys (mostly boys) who used the budgets of the welfare state for their personal artistic gratification? Both, at different times and sometimes the same time, is probably the answer."
Rowan Moore in The Guardian reviews Barnabus Calder's Raw Concrete: the Beauty of Brutalism.