Ornament is Crime - Modernist Architecture

By Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill

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9780714874166

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Ornament is Crime - An unprecedented homage to modernist architecture from the 1920s up to the present day

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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.

English language. Richly illustrated.

Reviews:

"Ornament is Crime journeys between the decades to liberate Modernism from its traditional definitions and proposes its continuing presence in the in the work of 21st century architects... [With] elegant spreads and striking examples... An intriguing manifesto... The use of quotes from cultural figures as diverse as Leonard Cohen and Kazimir Malevich here reframes Modernism as a timeless dialogue."—Aesthetica

"Compiles the most influential works of Modernism every constructed... A remarkable collection of buildings under a renewed Loos-ian heading... A truly global selection of striking modern homes... An impressive survey, certain to surprise even the well-versed with its thoughtful juxtapositions and inclusive gaze... In compiling their collection, the authors also made two surprising decisions that sets the project apart from most coffee table tomes. Eschewing chronology, they consistently place buildings from different places and times together on the same page, eliciting unexpected connections and formal dialogues."—AnOtherMag.com

"Showcases striking buildings from the 1920s on."—Wall Street Journal

AuthorMatt Gibberd and Albert Hill
Format29 x 25 cm
Published2017
LanguageEnglish
ISBN 9780714874166
PublisherPhaidon
BindingHard cover
Page count224