Why It’s OK To Like Ornament, Or Why Ornament Matters

 

This Samoan tattoo technique, the full body pe'a, is what Loos was referring to when he condemned Viennese hypocrisy.

This Samoan tattoo technique, the full body pe’a, is what Loos was referring to when he condemned Viennese hypocrisy. I uploaded this image 12 years ago, and would dearly love to cite this brilliant photographer.

Part I Struggles With Ornament

Part II Expanding on the Elusive Ornament

Part III Immorality and Ornament – roast beef, tattoos, and sugar tongs … Laugier, and that court favorite, the badly shaven but irresistible Carlo Lodoli

Part IV The very prescient and polite Edward Lacy Garbett, Pugin, Lethaby, Loos, Sullivan, and Mies on Ornament

Part V Ornament in the Realm of Environmental Psychology …why it all comes down to a tree on the horizon …

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