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Ornament is a crime? Well, yes, there are crimes and then there are other crimes.
Ornament is Crime, a legally luxurious visual manifesto co-authored by Matt Hibberd and Albert Hill, pays "unprecedented homage to modernist architecture from the 1920s up to the present day."


Review by Frankie Crossley


Review in Aesthetica (edited):

"Ornament is Crime journeys between the decades to liberate Modernism from its traditional definitions and proposes its continuing presence in the work of 21st century architects... [With] elegant spreads and striking examples...  The use of quotes from cultural figures as diverse as Leonard Cohen and Kazimir Malevich here reframes Modernism as a timeless dialogue."