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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.

Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos Author Joseph Masheck
ISBN-10 9780857733214
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 320
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Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a star in his own time. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the twentieth. His essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ equated superfluous ornament and ‘decorative arts’ with underclass tattooing in an attempt to tell modern Europeans that they should know better. But the negation of ornament was supposed to reveal, not negate, good style; and an incorrigible ironist has been taken too literally in denying architecture as a fine art. Without normalizing his edgy radicality, Masheck argues that Loos’s masterful “astylistic architecture” was an appreciation of tradition and utility and not, as most architectural historians have argued, a mere repudiation of the florid style of the Vienna Secession. Masheck has reads Loos as a witty, ironic rhetorician who has all too often been taken at face value. Far from being the anti-architect of the modern era, Masheck’s Loos is ‘an unruly yet integrally canonical artist-architect’. He believed in culture, comfort, intimacy and privacy and advocated the evolution of artful architecture. This is a brilliantly written revisionist reading of a perennially popular architect.

Ornament and Crime

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


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?

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.

Programs and Manifestoes on 20th century Architecture

Programs and Manifestoes on 20th century Architecture Author Ulrich Conrads
ISBN-10 0262530309
Release 1970
Pages 192
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Nearly every important development in the modern architectural movement began with the proclamation of its convictions in the form of a program or manifesto; the most influential of these are collected here in chronological order from 1903 to 1963.

Silent Revolutions in Ornament

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

Histories of Ornament

Histories of Ornament Author Gülru Necipoğlu
ISBN-10 9780691167282
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The architecture of R M Schindler

The architecture of R M  Schindler Author Rudolph M. Schindler
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02098438C
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 284
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The most comprehensive volume on one of the most innovative architects of the 20th-century. Contains many never-published drawings & photographs. -- Tie-in with Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Ornament and European Modernism

Ornament and European Modernism Author Loretta Vandi
ISBN-10 9781351668583
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 198
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These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.

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.

On Architecture

On Architecture Author Adolf Loos
ISBN-10 1572410981
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 204
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Adolf Loos (1870-1933) is recognised today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. He did not leave a unified oeuvre but articles scattered through journals and newspapers.

The Order of Ornament the Structure of Style

The Order of Ornament  the Structure of Style Author Debra Schafter
ISBN-10 0521791146
Release 2003
Pages 278
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This survey examines the emergence of modernism in Central European art, architecture and design, and its relationship to late nineteenth-century theories of style advanced by John Ruskin, Owen Jones, Gottfried Semper, and Alois Riegl. Schafter's study views nineteenth-century visual aesthetics within a broader intellectual context that is philosophical and scientific. It contributes to a new understanding of the origins of modernism outside of the premiere centers often associated with the Modern movement.

Adolf Loos 1870 1933

Adolf Loos  1870 1933 Author August Sarnitz
ISBN-10 382282772X
Release 2003
Pages 96
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Adolf Loos on Trial

Adolf Loos on Trial Author Christopher Long
ISBN-10 807437226X
Release 2018-02-27
Pages 176
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In early September 1928, Viennese police arrested the famed architect Adolf Loos. The charge was child molestation. Two young girls (and eventually a third), ages eight to ten, alleged that Loos had touched them inappropriately and compelled them to commit indecent acts while he was drawing nudes of them. What followed was a very public affair that culminated in a sensational trial, pitting Loos and his supporters against his many detractors. But the controversy was about more than Loos' guilt: like almost everything in Austria in the late 1920s, those involved saw the events through powerful political and cultural lenses. The arrest and subsequent trial not only set the forces of the right against those of the left, but also the city's avant-gardists against their conservative critics. This volume documents the controversy. Christopher Long is Distinguished Professor at University of Texas, Austin School of Architecture, and the author of The Looshaus (Yale, 2012) and The New Space (Yale, 2016).