Ornament is Crime by Matt Gibb erda nd Albert Hill
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.