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The very thing that modernity attempted to abolish at the beginning of the machine age is making a comeback in architecture and design: the ornam… Read More
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. This book argues the phenomenon «ornament» in the context of today. 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. Read Less
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 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 byThomas 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