Ornament and European Modernism

These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and ...

Ornament and European Modernism

Author: Loretta Vandi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351668587

Page: 198

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These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.

Modernism

Modernist Design 1880-1940 ; the Norwest Collection, Norwest Corporation,
Minneapolis Alastair Duncan Norwest Corporation ... As an architectural critic
explained in 1912 , “ We have almost always borrowed our ornament from
Europe .

Modernism

Author: Alastair Duncan

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN:

Page: 275

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Six major design styles during 1880 - 1940 form the basis of the Modernist Movement which embraces a diverse range of the decorative and applied and graphic arts. Starting with the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America we progress through European and American Art Noveau, the Weiner Werkstatte based on Vienna, the De Stijl movement centred in Holland, the Bauhaus emanating from Germany, and ending with the Art Deco movement throughout Europe and America. In a series of essays, Alastair Duncan, brings together these disparate but connected movements under the one umbrella of modernism. The book provides an overview of these movements and links them together. The essays are built around full colour photographs of unique objects from the Modernism Collection of the Norwest Corporation of Minneapolis. The emphasis is on three-dimensional works including metalwork, glassware, ceramics, and selected furniture as well as graphic design mainly in the form of posters.

The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Siegfried Kracauer's 1927 reflections in The Mass Ornament were prompted by
the coordinated movements of the Tilly Girls, a troupe of dancers who functioned
as “indissoluble female units,” performing intricate mathematical demonstrations.

The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library

ISBN: 0801460972

Page: 304

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In this groundbreaking book David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite the arts into the one integrated whole, but it is also tied from the beginning to the desire to recover and renew the public function of art. The synthesis of the arts in the service of social and cultural regeneration was a particularly German dream, which made Wagner and Nietzsche the other center of aesthetic modernism alongside Baudelaire and Mallarmé. The history and theory of the total work of art pose a whole series of questions not only to aesthetic modernism and its utopias but also to the whole epoch from the French Revolution to the totalitarian revolutions of the twentieth century. The total work of art indicates the need to revisit key assumptions of modernism, such as the foregrounding of the autonomy and separation of the arts at the expense of the countertendencies to the reunion of the arts, and cuts across the neat equation of avant-gardism with progress and deconstructs the familiar left-right divide between revolution and reaction, the modern and the antimodern. Situated at the interface between art, religion, and politics, the total work of art invites us to rethink the relationship between art and religion and art and politics in European modernism. In a major departure from the existing literature David Roberts argues for twin lineages of the total work, a French revolutionary and a German aesthetic, which interrelate across the whole epoch of European modernism, culminating in the aesthetic and political radicalism of the avant-garde movements in response to the crisis of autonomous art and the accelerating political crisis of European societies from the 1890s forward.

Ornament

Examines the history of ornament in Europe and western Asia, discusses its symbolism and function, and explores reasons for its decline.

Ornament

Author: James Trilling

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295981482

Page: 265

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Examines the history of ornament in Europe and western Asia, discusses its symbolism and function, and explores reasons for its decline.

The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism

The supposed turn to function was a central hallmark of architectural modernism,
and was wittily and programmatically outlined by Adolf Loos in several essays,
most notably the influential “Ornament and Crime,” which rejected the decorative
 ...

The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism

Author: Pericles Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521199417

Page: 269

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A broad, accessible account of European modernism as a truly cosmopolitan movement.

Crystal and Arabesque

These early European modernists treated the elimination of ornament as a way of
mobilizing architecture in the project of social modernization . To them , ornament
was a vestige of aristocratic court society , an outdated technique that would ...

Crystal and Arabesque

Author: Jonathan Massey

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN:

Page: 336

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The first biography of Claude Bragdon, an early and unique, but often overlooked, advocate of architectural modernism.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Modernist architects and designers sublimated ornament into industrial and aes-
thetic terms. ... Through the 1920s, the productivist ethos characteristic of
European modernists had little impact on the ways architects and designers
conceived ...

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Graeme Brooker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539028

Page: 672

View: 630

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Forms in Modernism

... EUROPEAN MODERNISM The tattooed who are not in prison are latent
criminals or degenerate aristocrats . If someone who is tattooed dies at liberty , it
means he has died a few years before committing a murder . Adolf Loos "
Ornament ...

Forms in Modernism

Author: Virginia Grace St. George Smith

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN:

Page: 160

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More than just a book designed to prove a thesis, 'Forms in Modernism' provides an interesting visual journey through the styles of the first half of the last century.

Ornament Glory

He soon met the Weinrich sisters , Helen whom he later married , and her sister
Agnes , a painter who had studied with the European modernists , and who
became an important influence on his early work . All three lived together in the
same ...

Ornament   Glory

Author: Karl Knaths

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 71

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Stone Houses

Meanwhile , in contrast to these conservative modes , a completely different
aesthetic had come to America : modernism . The modernist movement rejected
historical references and ornament . European architects Mies van der Rohe ,
Walter ...

Stone Houses

Author: Lee Goff

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 231

View: 843

Two hundred full-color photographs accompany a definitive history of domestic stone architecture in the United States, from Colonial times to the present day, describing the various architectural styles, construction techniques, the history of individual private homes, regional influences, and more.

The Order of Ornament the Structure of Style

The Order of Ornament, the Structure of Style examines the emergence of modernism in Central European art, architecture and design, and its relationship to late nineteenth-century theories of style advanced by John Ruskin, Owen Jones, ...

The Order of Ornament  the Structure of Style

Author: Debra Schafter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521791144

Page: 278

View: 433

This survey examines the emergence of modernism in Central European art, architecture and design, and its relationship to late nineteenth-century theories of style advanced by John Ruskin, Owen Jones, Gottfried Semper, and Alois Riegl. Schafter's study views nineteenth-century visual aesthetics within a broader intellectual context that is philosophical and scientific. It contributes to a new understanding of the origins of modernism outside of the premiere centers often associated with the Modern movement.

Archaeology and European Modernity

The playful ornament style , in particular , functioned as counter - attack against
the real industrial world . From these ... Thus , Minoan art functioned in an
excellent way as Creta Antica 7 , 2006 Archaeology and European Modernity
232 FRITZ ...

Archaeology and European Modernity

Author: Yannis Hamilakis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 293

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Radical Philosophy

A similar vagueness characterizes Kracauer's use of semiotics in ' The Mass
Ornament ' . ... See Richard Sheppard , “ The Problematics of European
Modernism ' , in Steve Giles , ed . , Theorising Modernism : Essays in Critical
Theory ...

Radical Philosophy

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Ornament

23 Modernist , after a few successful years in Palestine , settled in the United
States in 1941. America was to become the centre of Modern Movement activity .
Sheltered from the European storm , the Modern Movement in exile flourished .

Ornament

Author: Stuart Durant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 336

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Beautifully produced with an exceptional amount of illustration, "Ornament" documents the remarkable variety of decoration produced since the Industrial Revolution. This illustrated survey of decoration is unique; no recent work has ever attempted to capture such an extraordinary breadth of theme and variations. Each chapter of "Ornament "is devoted to a particular style with discussions ranging from the rise of nineteenth-century Encyclopedism, to Gothic Revival, to Orientalism, to the Arts & Crafts Movement, to Modernism, and beyond. Many of the illustrations presented here have been reproduced from rarely published sources or original works. Included as well are over 200 biographies of influential designers and surely the most complete bibliography ever likely to be published on the subject. "Ornament "provides an unrivaled source work for designers. It makes an instant claim as the essential reference for readers with an interest in decoration and design.

Architecture Reading Lists and Course Outlines Architectural design Architectural theory history and criticism Human behavior Professional practice Special topics Urbandesign theory and history

... Knowledge in A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader , Antony Easthope and
Kate McGowan eds , ( University of Toronto Press , 1992 ) ( p . 184 - 195 ) 2 W
Sep 10 Stanfond Anderson : European Modernism Adolf Loos , " Ornament &
Crime " ...

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Author: Georgia Bizios

Publisher:

ISBN:

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800 Years of Finnish Architecture

... with a steel frame ) , Jarl Eklund and others , helped to establish a respectable
idiom for city buildings that combined a functional sobriety of form with a sparing
but inventive use of ornament . European modernism was slowly taking over .

800 Years of Finnish Architecture

Author: James Maude Richards

Publisher: Newton Abbot ; Vancouver : David and Charles, June 1978.

ISBN:

Page: 191

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