Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.

8 of the World’s Most Brilliant Modernist Houses

From Slovakia to Tokyo

by Samira Larouci
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Jul 3 2017, 11:00pm

Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.

Modernism just might be the most important architectural movement in modern history, and a new book (inspired by Adolf Loos – one of the original founders of modernist architecture) entitled Ornament is Crime stands as a visual manifesto for the movement.

House Amongst The Trees. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
Farnsworth House. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
Bailey House. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.

Displaying the greatest works by modernist masters like Arne Jacobsen, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright beside contemporary architects such as David Adjaye, Tadao Ando and John Pawson, Ornament is Crime celebrates all things minimalist and, more importantly, displays a selection of freestanding houses that demonstrate how modernism has imbedded itself into our everyday culture and been embraced by people in every level of design.

Curtain Wall House. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
Rothenborg House. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
Villa Savoye. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
Aluminum House. Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.

Ornament is a Crime, Phaidon, £29.95 phaidon.com

Photo: Ornament is Crime book, Phaidon.
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