Or­na­ment is Crime by Matt Gibb erda nd Al­bert Hill

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A great name for an even bet­ter book. Or­na­ment is Crime ex­plores the role mod­ernist ar­chi­tec­ture, tra­di­tion­ally de­scribed as a move­ment of the past, has played in the 21st-cen­tury de­sign world. The au­thors look into how work by mas­ter ar­chi­tects such as Arne Ja­cob­sen, Le Cor­bus­ier and Mies van der Rohe has in­flu­enced the most im­por­tant con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tects of to­day. With sump­tu­ous im­ages of sleek, beau­ti­fully de­signed houses around the world and a ti­tle taken from a sem­i­nal 1910 lec­ture by Adolf Loos that at­tacked the highly or­na­men­tal style of the day, this book will in­spire any reader to cut the clut­ter and bid adieu to the bling. Let’s hope some­one buys it for Don­ald Trump.

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