List of illustrations

  • Werkbund exhibition buildings, Stuttgart
  • Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau
  • Interior of Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau
  • The Baluster
  • L'Element Biologique: la celulle de 14 m par habitant
  • Ceramics and porcelain vessels, design and execution Bauhaus, Weimar
  • Schröder House
  • Coop Zimmer
  • Towards a Rational Aesthetic
  • Interior of Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau
  • Gallerie des Machines at the Exposition Universelle in Paris
  • Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris: Sculpture Ornamentale
  • Interior perspective of the Crystal Palace at London's Great Exhibition
  • Chimney piece design
  • Page from Innen-Dekoration
  • Ornaments from Rouen, St. Lo, and Venice
  • Gottfried Semper in Paris
  • Interior view of Das Museum für Kunst und Industrie in Vienna
  • Architectural details
  • Column base and vase details
  • Stone-Engraved Assyrian Carpet Pattern
  • Royal Assyrian Tent
  • Egyptian Wickerwork
  • Tomb of Midas
  • Fixed Band Ornament
  • Polychrome Greek architecture, detail
  • Plaits
  • Trilobites
  • Mokomokai
  • Canadian Exhibition in the Crystal Palace at London's Great Exhibition
  • Ornament of Savage Tribes
  • Caribbean Hut
  • Bavarian-Tyrolean House
  • Egyptian Capital and Adornment for Women's Hair
  • Plan for an Ideal Cultural History Museum
  • Egyptian Ornament
  • Chambre de Francois Ier
  • Title page from Allgemeine Cultur-Geschichte der Menschheit
  • Ecclesiastical costumes of the 15th century
  • Speculative Reconstruction of Ancient Stilt-houses
  • Room of fifteenth-century castle
  • Pages from decorative arts book
  • Deep-sea cable from 1865
  • The American ax and the human arm
  • The iron hand of the knight Götz von Berlichingen
  • Male Costume
  • Man Dressing
  • Grèves
  • Levers, Tab. IV.
  • Part of the Cathedral of St. Lô, Normandy
  • The Fringe, and the Valence
  • The Capital
  • The Earring
  • The Baluster
  • Ewer, Finial
  • Capitals and Entablature in Marble, Plate Design
  • Egyptian Ornament
  • Title Page of United States Centennial Commission International Exhibition, Official Catalogue
  • The International Village (Das Internationale Dorf)
  • Dachau Hall in Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
  • Pavilions from the 1888 Nordic Exhibition in Copenhagen
  • Tower façade of Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
  • Motu tattoos
  • Phyllomorphs
  • Skeuomorphs of wattlework
  • Skeuomorphs of timbering
  • Plate I
  • Stazione di Demorta nel Mantovano
  • Mill in Steegen near Peuerbach, with various details
  • Great Altar of Pergamon
  • Pulpit
  • Untitled
  • Personnage en habit de voyage
  • Roman objects
  • Untitled
  • Bavaria
  • Female Head from New Zealand, in the Museum, Chester
  • Maori Patterns
  • Calyx-palmette and tendril decoration
  • Maori Tattoos
  • Mangian axes
  • Priam's Treasure
  • Goldwork
  • Column Capital, S. Vitale, Ravenna
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Prehistoric pots
  • Prehistoric tools
  • Capital
  • Cantoria
  • Mnemosyne-Atlas
  • Indian Culture
  • Aby Warburg with a Hopi Indian
  • Hopi Indian
  • Design for the Intermezzi of 1589
  • Page from Allgemeine Bauzeitung
  • Rembrandt als Erzieher: Von einem Deutschen
  • Gelenkstyl
  • Iron joint
  • Das Werden von Stylformen: Fortsetzung Darwinistischer Studien
  • Armor joints
  • Junktur
  • Derivation of Fachstyl
  • Nürnberg Festival
  • Armor joints
  • Moderne Kunst in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
  • Built-in sofa
  • Entrance hall
  • Drawing room, Behrens House, Darmstadt
  • Moderne Architektur: Seinen Schülern ein Führer auf diesem Kunstgebiete
  • Iron Bridge, Rendsburg
  • Soup tureen and ladle
  • Portrait of Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Delmenhorster Anker-Linoleum Pavillion, Dresden
  • Hellerau
  • Esszimmer
  • Lanterns
  • First Court Theater in Dresden, Upholsterd chairs
  • Einfamilienhaus Beim Gräbehen
  • Moderne Baukunst
  • Octagonal living room
  • Erfahrung. Construction.
  • Die Durchgeistigung der Deutschen Arbeit
  • Ornamented prehistoric tools
  • Horta House, Brussels
  • Drawing room, Behrens House, Darmstadt
  • Soup plate
  • AEG-Arc Lamp
  • Das Andere
  • Parthenon and Delage
  • Vienna Secession Building, detail
  • Gesellschaftskleid
  • Chair for the Café-Museum
  • Standart
  • Sitting room
  • Typenmöbel dining room
  • Sitting area of the Loos-Wohnung
  • Electrical tea and water kettles
  • Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft shop window
  • Chair No. 14
  • Egyptian stool
  • Ceramics and porcelain vessels, design and execution Bauhaus, Weimar
  • Toilette, design and execution Bauhaus, Weimar
  • Entrance hall, Sommerfeld House, Berlin
  • Towards a Rational Aesthetic
  • Modern objects
  • Typewriter in Walter Gropius' House, Dessau, 1926
  • L'Espirit Nouveau
  • Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau
  • Les Voyage d'Allemagne: Carnets
  • Le Siphon
  • The Baluster
  • Voyage d'Orient Carnets
  • Voyage d'Orient Carnets
  • Voyage d'Orient Carnets
  • Still Life
  • Villa Stein
  • Interior of Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau
  • Innovation" trunk
  • Hermès luggage, Paris
  • Lofted library in the pavilion's grande salle
  • Fauteuil Grand Confort
  • Pivotant" Chair (Siège C1)
  • Villa Savoye, Poissy
  • Studio for Amédée Ozenfant, Paris
  • Room for a Woman, Haus-am-Horn
  • Commercial glassware and crockery
  • Building site of Palazetto dello sport
  • The Modulor
  • Mock-up for door handle
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~This book has been long in the making. Although the questions that I raise here began to occupy me in the mid-1990s, when I was teaching at the University of Toronto, and were the subject of conferences and panels I organized starting with the College Art Association meeting in 1998, of talks I gave and courses I taught, the written trace of this work spanned a...
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In 1908, Adolf Loos wrote his essay “Ornament and Crime.”Adolf Loos’s “Ornament and Crime” is traditionally dated to 1908. The dating of Loos’s writings is...
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It would be no exaggeration to say that the nineteenth century marked a climax in preoccupations with the object of daily use...
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The prominence that Semper gave the object of daily use in his pantheon of architecture was not entirely unexpected...
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Where do all the questions come from regarding the enigmas of empathy in front of inanimate nature? It is because in fact for man there exists a state...
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Not unexpectedly, style was the lens through which the questions posed by objects and ornament were processed within the world of the architect—be it the professional press, the lecture halls, or the publications of its historians. Indeed, style had become a theoretical catchall that had...
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The story that follows is well known. Muthesius, Wagner, the Vienna architects, Mies and Gropius, the Werkbund and the Bauhaus have been the focus of much scholarship. More satellites are constantly being added to these planets—Josef August Lux,...
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The 1910s and 1920s mark the explosion of objects as subjects. This time not in the academic disciplines or museums, or in the popularizing literature of manuals...
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~In this longue durée story of architecture’s travails into modernity from 1851 to 1925, we have witnessed a gradual transference of the explicating and rhetorical function traditionally shouldered by ornament to the objects of daily use. Several factors contributed to this shift. In the face of runaway industrialization the expansive...
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