8 of the World’s Most Brilliant Modernist Houses
From Slovakia to Tokyo
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.
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.
Ornament is a Crime, Phaidon, £29.95 phaidon.com