Ornament Today
Ornamet Today
printed in Italy on Munken Paper
with two Pantone colours and foil stamp cover
184 pages, 170 x 240 mm
Cover (Detail): Pantone black, with gold foil stamp
Chapter divider created in Cinema 4d, featuring one page of the following chapter
Typography detail: set in Adobe Minion Pro (klick to enlarge)
Full spread dividing first and second part (Blue and orange Pantone colour)
Patterns featured in this chapter where designed in a student workshop at Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Typography detail: set in Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk (klick to enlarge)
«Ornament is making a comeback»
 
 
 
The very thing that modernity attempted to abolish at the beginning of the machine age is making a comeback in architecture and design: the ornament. Whenever debates over ornament break out, it is a sign of a crisis. That theme runs like a thread through the essays collected in the book Ornament Today. Ornaments are not aesthetic events that affect style and taste but are rather symptoms that reveal a culture in transformation. Ornaments reveal changes, shifts, and rejections of culture.

The book is edited by Jörg H. Gleiter (Free University of Bozen-Bolzan/TU Berlin). 
It features essays by Mario Carpo (Yale University), Ingeborg Rocker (Harvard University), Elisabetta di Stefano (University of Palermo), Martin Kirves (University of Basel), Jan Bovelet (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Jörg Gleiter (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/Technical University Berlin). 

Art directed and designed by Thomas Kronbichler 
with Martin Kerschbaumer, 
printed in Italy on Munken Paper 
with two Pantone colours and foil stamp cover. 
184 pages, 170 x 240 mm 
ISBN: 978-88-6046-048-6
 
 
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Ornament Today

The book «Ornament Today» examines the trend of digital ornament in architecture today. Designed by Thomas Kronbichler and Martin Kerschbaumer, e Read More
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