As nouns the difference between modernism and brutalism
is that modernism
is (uncountable) modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc while brutalism
is (architecture) a style of modernist architecture characterized by angular geometry and overt signs of the construction process.
(uncountable) Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
(countable) Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century
a religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy
Brutal, violent behaviour; savagery.