Crime and Ornament: The Arts and Popular Culture in the Shadow of Adolf Loos
Bernie Miller, Melony Ward
YYZ Books, 2002 - Architecture - 292 pages
Adolf Loos’s provocative essay "Ornament and Crime" continues to ignite controversy, even outrage. His contentious assumptions have inspired the writers in this anthology who explore ornament in film, visual art, literature, fashion, sports, gay culture, and, of course, architecture. The resulting lively interrogations reinstate ornament as a potent cultural indicator.
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Ornament and Crime
The Criminal Aura in Recent Artworks
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