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Ornament is Crime

Ornament is Crime Author Albert Hill
ISBN-10 0714874167
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 224
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An unprecedented homage to modernist architecture from the 1920s up to the present day Ornament Is Crime is a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture. The book proposes that modernism need no longer be confined by traditional definitions, and can be seen in both the iconic works of the modernist canon by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius, as well as in the work of some of the best contemporary architects of the twenty-first century. This book is a visual manifesto and a celebration of the most important architectural movement in modern history.



Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime Author Adolf Loos
ISBN-10 1572410469
Release 1998-01
Pages 204
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Contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range of areas, from architecture and furniture, to clothes and jewellery, pottery, plumbing, and printing; others are polemics on craft education and training, and on design in general. Loos, the great cultural reformer and moralist in the history of European architecture and design was always a 'revolutionary against the revolutionaries'. With his assault on Viennese arts and crafts and his conflict with bourgeois morality, he managed to offend the whole country. His 1908 essay 'Ornament and Crime', mocked by an age in love with its accessories, has come to be recognised as a seminal work in combating the aesthetic imperialism of the turn of the century. Today Loos is recognised as one of the great masters of modern architecture.



Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos Author Joseph Masheck
ISBN-10 9781780764238
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 290
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Looks at the life and career of architect Adolf Loos, who became known for designs that combined modern and traditional elements to create iconic spaces.



Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime Author Adolf Loos
ISBN-10 OCLC:645978781
Release 19??
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Ornament

Ornament Author Antoine Picon
ISBN-10 9781118588246
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 168
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Once condemned by Modernism and compared to a ‘crime’ by Adolf Loos, ornament has made a spectacular return in contemporary architecture. This is typified by the works of well-known architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Sauerbruch Hutton, Farshid Moussavi Architecture and OMA. There is no doubt that these new ornamental tendencies are inseparable from innovations in computer technology. The proliferation of developments in design software has enabled architects to experiment afresh with texture, colour, pattern and topology. Though inextricably linked with digital tools and culture, Antoine Picon argues that some significant traits in ornament persist from earlier Western architectural traditions. These he defines as the ‘subjective’ – the human interaction that ornament requires in both its production and its reception – and the political. Contrary to the message conveyed by the founding fathers of modern architecture, traditional ornament was not meant only for pleasure. It conveyed vital information about the designation of buildings as well as about the rank of their owners. As such, it participated in the expression of social values, hierarchies and order. By bringing previous traditions in ornament under scrutiny, Picon makes us question the political issues at stake in today’s ornamental revival. What does it tell us about present-day culture? Why are we presently so fearful of meaning in architecture? Could it be that by steering so vehemently away from symbolism, contemporary architecture is evading any explicit contribution to collective values?



The Modern House

The Modern House Author Jonathan Bell
ISBN-10 1908967722
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 160
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With images of yet to be seen interiors and restorations, The Modern House illuminates the convergent characteristics of functionalism, truth to materials, flowing space and natur al light within the Modern home as a space for living.These specially British Modernisms include such progressive experiments on communal urban living as London' s Isokon Building, completed in 1934 by eminent architect Wells Coates, and Berthold Lubetkin's High Point - also built in the 1930s in London - which is today considered one of the most prominent examples of the early International Style.Compared with these urban enor mities are private houses, such as the Laslett House in Cambr idge, originally built for the professor Peter Laslett in 1958 by the architect Trevor Dannatt, or the Winter House, designed by John W inter as his own residence.Including an extended introductory essay by acclaimed architectural journalist Jonathan Bell, former architecture editor for Wallpaper and contributing editor at Blueprint, The Modern House is in part the narrative of how some of the most important examples of Moder n houses were commissioned and built in the UK. Features those designed by renowned architect Carl Turner, responsible for the low energy Slip House, a cantile vered sculptural abode of translucent glass, steel and concrete which was awarded the RIBA Manser Medal for thebest house in the UK in 2013.



On Loos Ornament and Crime

On Loos  Ornament and Crime Author Juan Jos Lahuerta
ISBN-10 849392315X
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 112
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In his Columns of Smoke series, Juan José Lahuerta takes on the enormously ambitious task of re-reading modernity, offering us fresh ways of looking at it while drawing new links between the ideas of architecture and ornamentation, with a special focus on how they have been treated in print. While the first volume of Columns of Smoke considered epoch-making architect Adolf Loos's relationship with photography, here Lahuerta turns to the Classical strand in Loos's architecture and to his written work—and specifically his engagement with architectural and artistic theory. Lahuerta pays particular attention to Loos's seminal “Ornament and Crime,” the essay that established disornamentation as the signal feature of twentieth-century architecture. Through close analysis of that essay he unearths the racially charged, pseudoscientific ideas from early anthropology that underpin Loos's thinking. Sure to be controversial, this new reading of Loos's landmark writings calls the whole disornamentation project into question, and in the process, it reveals a radically new perspective on a major turn in modern design and culture.



Crime and Ornament

Crime and Ornament Author Bernie Miller
ISBN-10 0920397778
Release 2002-01
Pages 292
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Adolf Loos’s provocative essay "Ornament and Crime" continues to ignite controversy, even outrage. His contentious assumptions have inspired the writers in this anthology who explore ornament in film, visual art, literature, fashion, sports, gay culture, and, of course, architecture. The resulting lively interrogations reinstate ornament as a potent cultural indicator.



The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Author Jane Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780525432852
Release 2016-07-20
Pages 480
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.



Introducing Architectural Theory

Introducing Architectural Theory Author Korydon Smith
ISBN-10 9781136190292
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 448
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This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a philosophical text. He also introduces each chapter by highlighting key ideas and asking you a set of reflective questions so that you can hone your own theory, which is essential to both your success in the studio and your adaptability in the profession. These primary source texts, which are central to your understanding of the discipline, were written by such architects as Le Corbusier, Robert Venturi, and Adrian Forty. The appendices also have guides to aid your reading comprehension; to help you write descriptively, analytically, and disputationally; and to show you citation styles and how to do library-based research. More than any other architectural theory book about the great thinkers, Introducing Architectural Theory teaches you to think as well.



Silent Revolutions in Ornament

Silent Revolutions in Ornament Author Lada Hubatová-Vacková
ISBN-10 8086863174
Release 2011
Pages 287
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This Brutal World

This Brutal World Author
ISBN-10 0714871087
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 224
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A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.



Histories of Ornament

Histories of Ornament Author Gülru Necipoğlu
ISBN-10 9780691167282
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Modernism The Lure of Heresy

Modernism  The Lure of Heresy Author Peter Gay
ISBN-10 9780393333961
Release 2010-08-16
Pages 640
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Traces the rise of Modernism from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to its end in the wake of the development of Pop Art, analyzing its influences on the fields of literature, poetry, music, and art and profiling key figures.



Design and Crime

Design and Crime Author Hal Foster
ISBN-10 1859844537
Release 2003
Pages 176
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The role of design in a 'near-perfect circuit of production and consumption.'



Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture

Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture Author Malcolm Millais
ISBN-10 0711229740
Release 2009
Pages 296
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The Modern movement began in the 1920s when a small group of young architects felt all that had gone before should be rejected and that architectural design should start afresh. This fresh start, they declared, should be based on modern technology and a new, modern approach to life. Their innovations became the 20th century’s dominant movement in architecture, crystallizing into the international style of the 1920s and '30s. In Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture, Malcolm Millais explores the forces and factors that led to the emergence of the Modern movement, arguing that it was based on completely false premises. Millais offers a rarely heard perspective on the Modern movement, explaining its failures and how the well-meaning "revolutionaries” behind it gained and maintained power.



The Rationalists

The Rationalists Author Dennis Sharp
ISBN-10 0803802196
Release 1979-03
Pages 232
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