Et tu, Brute?
I confess to being extremely flattered by being in these footnotes.
Lots can be said though about the affinities between brutalism and pop- coiners of the term (via critic Reyner Banham, (who wrote a very hard to find book on this, New Brutalism- Ethic or Aesthetic), Alison and Peter Smithson were after all in the Independent Group and especially closely aligned with Eduardo Paolozzi- who in turn was very close to Ballard at this point- feeding into the geometric festishism of the Atrocity Exhibition, perhaps.
Despite the term's puritanism, there's an opposition here to the mainstream international style's functionalism. The Smithsons' first unbuilt project for Golden Lane in Finsbury (pic above) was designed as a kind of pop montage a la Richard Hamilton- traversing the walkways of this mooted council project were Marilyn and DiMaggio, Nehru, a young Terence Conran...they were also obsessive collectors of adverts and popcult minutae...see also their House of the Future project, made entirely of plastic. Alison Smithson claimed that the effect of their house of the future would be 'summed up in one word- glamour'