Ornament Today



The very thing that modernity attempted to abolish at the beginning of the machine age is making a comeback in architecture and design: the ornament. Whenever debates over ornament break out, it is a sign of a crisis. That theme runs like a thread through the essays collected in the book Ornament Today. Ornaments are not aesthetic events that affect style and taste but are rather symptoms that reveal a culture in transformation. Ornaments reveal changes, shifts, and rejections of culture.

Ornament Today



The book is edited by Jörg H. Gleiter (Free University of Bozen-Bolzan/TU Berlin).
It features essays by Mario Carpo (Yale University), Ingeborg Rocker (Harvard University), Elisabetta di Stefano (University of Palermo), Martin Kirves (University of Basel), Jan Bovelet (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Jörg Gleiter (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/Technical University Berlin).

Art directed and designed by Thomas Kronbichler with
Martin Kerschbaumer, printed
in Italy on Munken Paper with
two Pantone colours and foil stamp cover.
184 pages, 170 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-88-6046-048-6



Ornament Today


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Ornament Today



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Bozen-Bolzano University Press


Published by Bozen-Bolzano University Press

Bozen-Bolzano University Press

With the support of
Beton Eisack