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. This brilliant photograph is the work of famed National Geographic Society Fellow, documentary photographer Chris Rainier. 

Lamprecht Ornament chapter headings

Lamprecht Ornament Part I Struggling With Ornament

Lamprecht Ornament Part II expanding on the elusive ornament

Lamprecht Ornament Part III immorality and ornament, roast beef and sugar tongs

Lamprecht Ornament Part IV ornament in the realm of environmental psychology

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