Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime

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.

Author: Adolf Loos

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ISBN: 1572410469

Category: Art

Page: 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.
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Crime and Ornament

Crime and Ornament

Adolf Loos’s provocative essay "Ornament and Crime" continues to ignite controversy, even outrage.

Author: Bernie Miller

Publisher: Y Y Z Books

ISBN: UOM:39015056656971

Category: Architecture

Page: 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.
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Is Ornament a Crime

Is Ornament a Crime

Author: Strauss, Cindi

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:733287614

Category: Wood sculpture, American

Page: 31

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Categories: Wood sculpture, American

Ornament is Crime

Ornament is Crime

This book is a visual manifesto and a celebration of the most important architectural movement in modern history.

Author: Albert Hill

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714874167

Category: Architecture

Page: 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.
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On Loos Ornament and Crime

On Loos  Ornament and Crime

"On Loos, Ornament and Crime"is the most controversial of the essays in the series entitled "Columns of Smoke," in which Professor Juan Jose Lahuerta undertakes an acute and thoroughly documented rereading of modernity, linking the ideas of ...

Author: Juan José Lahuerta

Publisher: Editorial Tenov

ISBN: 849392315X

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

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"On Loos, Ornament and Crime"is the most controversial of the essays in the series entitled "Columns of Smoke," in which Professor Juan Jose Lahuerta undertakes an acute and thoroughly documented rereading of modernity, linking the ideas of architecture and ornamentation and exploring the ways these have been treated in print. In the previous volume of this series Lahuerta exploded cliches with his penetrating analysis of Loos's relationship with photography, and here he examines in fine detail the architect's written work, and in particular the texts that engage with architectural and artistic theory and continue the classical tradition of Schinkel, Semper and Riegl an allegiance readily apparent in Loos's architecture. Lahuerta also discusses other articles in which Loos confronted his fellow architects over issuesfar removed from their shared profession, and shows us with tellingly insightful examples how 'Ornament and Crime', the founding essay of modernity that established "disornamentation" as the signal feature of twentieth-century architecture and culture, belongs to this second category. The "ornament" that Loos criminalizes, in language charged with the vocabulary of criminal anthropology and bioevolutionism of Max Nordau and Cesare Lombroso, has less to do with the decoration of buildings than with the tattoos, beads and feathers of 'primitives' and "degenerates" women, Papuans, artists and criminals. Lahuerta traces Loos's adoption of pseudo-scientific beliefs that shaped the culture of the early twentieth century, and in so doing dismantles the historical value accorded to his famous text, which in this reading takes on a deeply disturbing significance. "
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Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime

A catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Eykyn Maclean, New York, May-June 2018

Author: Meg O'Rourke

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ISBN: 173238780X

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A catalogue to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Eykyn Maclean, New York, May-June 2018
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Ornament

Ornament

It is impossible now to imagine how the Modern Movement might have looked as
a decorated style , but it might have been just that , ha not its creators had ringing
in their ears Loos ' challenging equation : “ Ornament Equals Crime . " .

Author: James Trilling

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295981482

Category: Art

Page: 265

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Examines the history of ornament in Europe and western Asia, discusses its symbolism and function, and explores reasons for its decline.
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Design and Crime

Design and Crime

In this regard “ Ornament and Crime ” ( 1908 ) is his fiercest polemic , for there he
associates the Art Nouveau designer with a child smearing walls and a “ Papuan
” tattooing skin . For Loos the ornate design of Art Nouveau is erotic and ...

Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859846688

Category: Art

Page: 176

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In the first half of this book, Hal Foster surveys our new 'political economy of design,' exploring the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle-architecture and the rise of global cities. In the second half, he examines the historical relations of modern art and the modern museum, the conceptual vicissitudes of art history and visual studies, the recent travails of art criticism, and the double aftermath of modernism and postmodernism. Written in a lively style, Design and Crime offers historical sketches and contemporary test-cases in an attempt to illuminate the conditions for critical culture in the present.
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History of Architectural Theory

History of Architectural Theory

What he objects to is modern ornament that neither conforms to its materials nor
expresses the spirit of the age ... is to be sensed behind some of his statements in
the essay Ornament und Verbrechen ( " Ornament and Crime ' , 1908 ) .

Author: Hanno-Walter Kruft

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568980108

Category: Architecture

Page: 706

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As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book is an essential resource for architects, students, teachers, historians, and theorists. Using only original sources, Kruft has undertaken the monumental task of researching, organizing, and analyzing the significant statements put forth by architectural theorists over the last two thousand years. The result is a text that is authoritative and complete, easy to read without being reductive.
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A Critic Writes

A Critic Writes

But in skipping on thus far we have overpassed the vital paragraph that holds the
historical key to ' Ornament and Crime , ' and explains the instance of its writing
and the immediate power of conviction that it undoubtedly possessed . Now that ...

Author: Reyner Banham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923200

Category: Architecture

Page: 366

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Few twentieth-century writers on architecture and design have enjoyed the renown of Reyner Banham. Born and trained in England and a U.S. resident starting in 1976, Banham wrote incisively about American and European buildings and culture. Now readers can enjoy a chronological cross-section of essays, polemics, and reviews drawn from more than three decades of Banham's writings. The volume, which includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus as well as explorations of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry, James Stirling, and Norman Foster, conveys the full range of Banham's belief in industrial and technological development as the motor of architectural evolution. Banham's interests and passions ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. In brilliant analyses of automobile styling, mobile homes, science fiction films, and the American predilection for gadgets, he anticipated many of the preoccupations of contemporary cultural studies. Los Angeles, the city that Banham commemorated in a book and a film, receives extensive attention in essays on the Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Museum, Forest Lawn cemetery, and the ubiquitous freeway system. Eminently readable, provocative, and entertaining, this book is certain to consolidate Banham's reputation among architects and students of contemporary culture. For those acquainted with his writing, it offers welcome surprises as well as familiar delights. For those encountering Banham for the first time, it comprises the perfect introduction.
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Drawing Now

Drawing Now

Eight Propositions Laura J. Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
David Frankel. ornament and Crime: toward decoration laura owens chris ofili
richard wright. two ornament and crime: toward decoration.

Author: Laura J. Hoptman

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870703625

Category: Art

Page: 192

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"The art of drawing flourished in the 1990s, and broke significantly from the tenets of twentieth-century modernism. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions surveys this new work, and shows drawing as no less adventurous and aesthetically satisfying than any of the more recent and seemingly more current methods of artmaking today. Carefully executed and highly finished, the drawings explored in this book - which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (in its temporary home in Queens, New York) in 2002-2003 - are largely representational and descriptive, sometimes with an interest in story-telling. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial varieties of precision drawing, such as architectural plans and scientific renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Emigre GLOBAL DESIGN VS Globalism Critisism SCIENCE AUTHENTIcity and Humanism 67

Emigre  GLOBAL DESIGN  VS  Globalism  Critisism  SCIENCE  AUTHENTIcity and Humanism    67

1 In his polemical and now famous essay " Ornament and Crime , " Adolf Loos
established what would be the prevalent attitude towards ornament , pattern ,
decoration , and style in the twentieth century . He explained , " Shall every age
have ...

Author: Michael Schmidt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568984677

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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In his essay "Style is Not a Four Letter Word," Mr. Keedy looks at the continuing feud in design between style and content, form and function, and even pleasure and utility, and tries to pin down how style got such a bad reputation, and how restoring its value may save design. Kenneth FitzGerald in "Buzz Kill" continues to be amazed at the gyrations designers will go through to try and place themselves beyond criticism. His essay tries to drive a stake through the common techniques used by designers to neutralize criticism. Anthony Inciong mourns the fact that design no longer leads but answers to the market and how this coincides with the dumbing down of design education. He recommends an increase in theory, history, and research as a way for young designers to build an awareness of the culture in which they and their objects will live. Michael Schmidt and Katherine McCoy, in two separate essays, explore the role of graphic design in the age of globalization. Randy Nakamura looks at the continuing attempt by graphic designers to raise design above its middlebrow pedigree. David Cabianca reviews Fred Smeijer's book "Type now: a manifesto, plus work so far." Cabianca, who studies at the University of Reading (UK), looks at what a student of type design may take away from this book. Rudy VanderLans interviews Peter Bilak, the designer of the popular Fedra type family and co-publisher of "DotDotDot" magazine, as well as Dmitri Siegel, a recent Yale graduate who has a knack for writing original and insightful design critiques. Max Kisman lends us a few pages from his ongoing illustrated diary which currently contains over 15,000 pages. Plus, the Readers Respond, featuring letters in response to past issues of Emigre magazine.
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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Owen Jones The creative evolution of ornament Yet despite the modern distaste
spans all of human history . ... critic Adolf Loos By understanding how to produce
famously conflated " Ornament and patterns , designers learn how to Crime .

Author: Ellen Lupton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568987021

Category: Design

Page: 247

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This guide aims to move students away from a cut-and-paste mentality and refocus design instruction on the fundamentals of form (starting from such basics as point and line) in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory and software systems.
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A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture

The most famous was published in 1908 under the title Ornament and Crime .
Here he took Sullivan's suggestion to abandon ornament in architecture a step
further , proposing that the tendency to decorate surfaces was a sign of primitive ...

Author: Marian Moffett

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856693716

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

In “Ornament and Crime” and other polemical essays, Vienna architect Adolf
Loos campaigned to strip the ornament from language, from dress, and from
dwelling.20 “I have freed mankind from superfluous ornament,” he bragged. “ '
Ornament' ...

Author: Graeme Brooker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472539045

Category: Design

Page: 672

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
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Ornamentalism

Ornamentalism

They are adding ornament without regard to structure or function to new buildings
, to interiors, and to furniture. At the same time, painters and sculptors ... still
resounds today. His short article of 1908 titled ORNAMENT AND CRIME argued
that ...

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Publisher: Hudson River Museum

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Details of Consequence

Details of Consequence

Almost as soon as it broke free from the tethersofWestern aesthetics, ornament
found itself back where it used to belong ... Adolf Loos, “The Christmas Exhibition
in the Austrian Museum (1897),” in Ornament and Crime: Selected Essays, trans.

Author: Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199795055

Category: Art

Page: 357

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Details of Consequence examines a trait that is rarely questioned in fin-de-siècle French music: ornamental extravagance. In re-evaluating the status of ornament for French culture, this book investigates how musical and visual expressions of decorative detail shaped widespread discussions on identity, style, and aesthetics.
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Pattern

Pattern

At the same time, it is still true that the condemnation of ornament as a “crime
against the logic of the industrial age was not 1 Hans Heinz Holz: “Die
Repristination des Ornaments,” (The repristination of the ornament) in: Vom
Kunstwerk zur ...

Author: Andrea Gleiniger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783034608879

Category: Architecture

Page: 108

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As models and paradigms, patterns have been helping to orient architects since the Middle Ages. But patterns are also the basis of the history of ornament, an aesthetic phenomenon that links all times and cultures at a fundamental level. Ornament – and hence pattern as well – was abolished by the avant-garde in the first half of the twentieth century, but the notion of pattern has taken on new meaning and importance since the 1960s. Complexity research has ultimately shown that even highly complex, dynamic patterns may be based on simple behavioral rules, and that has allowed the notions of pattern and pattern formation to take on new meanings, that are also central for architecture. Today the use of generative computerized methods is opening up new ways of talking about an idea that is becoming increasingly abstract and dynamic. Pattern explores the question: what are the notions of pattern that must be discussed in the context of contemporary architecture?
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