Ornament is Crime

Modernist Architecture


Author: Albert Hill,Matt Gibberd

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714874166

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 3113

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.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts


Author: N.A

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602786

Category: Architecture

Page: 181

View: 3886

Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Ornament und Verbrechen


Author: Adolf Loos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783993000912

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 205

View: 7039

Der Pionier der modernen Architektur ist nicht nur für seine Bauwerke bekannt, sondern auch für seine scharfzüngigen Polemiken. Adolf Loos Kampf gegen Vergeudung edlen Materials, gegen leere Ornamente und unnötigen Aufputz war kompromisslos. So zählt auch die Streitschrift 'Ornament und Verbrechen' zu seinen wohl berühmtesten Texten, die in diesem Band mit zahlreichen Essays und Vorträgen in schlichtem und elegantem Design neu aufgelegt wird.

Ornament and Crime

Selected Essays


Author: Adolf Loos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572410466

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 7795

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.

Marcel Breuer

1902 - 1981 ; Formgeber des 20. Jahrhunderts


Author: Arnt Cobbers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822848845


Page: 96

View: 8497



Author: Alois Riegl

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877730533

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 361

Adolf Loos privat


Author: Claire Loos,Adolf Opel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 7225

Zum neuen Stil

aus seinen Schriften ausgewählt und eingeleitet von Hans Curjel


Author: Henry van de Velde

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 9122

Adolf Loos

The Art of Architecture


Author: Joseph Masheck

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764235

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 3440

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.

Lernen von Las Vegas

zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt


Author: Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764363628


Page: 216

View: 831

Ausgangspunkt fur diese Veroffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel -Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research- an der Fakultat fur Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968."

Atlas der nie gebauten Bauwerke

Eine Geschichte großer Visionen


Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434430

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 885

Fantastisch geplant, nie verwirklicht Ein Wolkenkratzer, der 1,6 Kilometer hoch ist und 528 Stockwerke hat, eine Glaskuppel, die den größten Teil Manhattans bedeckt, ein Triumphbogen in Form eines Elefanten, Leonardo da Vincis Stadt auf zwei Ebenen: mit den nicht gebauten Projekten wurden anspruchsvolle neue Ideen erforscht, Konventionen hinterfragt und Wege in die Zukunft gewiesen. Einige von ihnen sind Meisterwerke, andere vergnügliche Fantasien. Manche Ideen erscheinen unglaublich kühn. Aber sie verweisen auch auf Gebäude, die Jahrzehnte später entstanden sind, wie das Eden Projekt, ein botanischer Garten, unter Kunststoffkuppeln in Cornwall, oder das Hochhaus The Shard in London.

Der Fall Loos


Author: Christopher Long

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783850029087


Page: 256

View: 1584

Die vier Elemente der Baukunst

ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Baukunde


Author: Gottfried Semper,Hans Semper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 104

View: 9455


The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity


Author: Antoine Picon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111858824X

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

View: 4439

Once condemned by Modernism and compared to a‘crime’ by Adolf Loos, ornament has made a spectacularreturn in contemporary architecture. This is typified by the worksof well-known architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, SauerbruchHutton, Farshid Moussavi Architecture and OMA. There is no doubtthat these new ornamental tendencies are inseparable frominnovations in computer technology. The proliferation ofdevelopments in design software has enabled architects toexperiment afresh with texture, colour, pattern and topology. Though inextricably linked with digital tools and culture, AntoinePicon argues that some significant traits in ornament persist fromearlier Western architectural traditions. These he defines as the‘subjective’ – the human interaction thatornament requires in both its production and its reception –and the political. Contrary to the message conveyed by the foundingfathers of modern architecture, traditional ornament was not meantonly for pleasure. It conveyed vital information about thedesignation 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 ornamentunder scrutiny, Picon makes us question the political issues atstake in today’s ornamental revival. What does it tell usabout present-day culture? Why are we presently so fearful ofmeaning in architecture? Could it be that by steering so vehementlyaway from symbolism, contemporary architecture is evading anyexplicit contribution to collective values?

A World History of Architecture


Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693714

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

View: 1098

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.