Ornament is Crime

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This book written by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, Founding Directors of The Modern House, a London-based property company selling Britain’s finest design-led housing is an unprecedented homage to modernist architecture from the 1920s up to the present day.

Published by the renowned German publishing house Phaidon, architecture section, Ornament is Crime is a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture. The book proposes that modernism needs no longer be confined by traditional definitions, and can be seen in both the iconic works of the modernist canon by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius, as well as in the work of some of the best contemporary architects of the twenty-first century. This book is a visual manifesto and a celebration of the most important architectural movement in modern history.

You can't miss this book if you love British modern architecture of '20 and '30.

Matt Gibberd comes from a family of architects and is the grandson of the celebrated Modern Movement architect Sir Frederick Gibberd. Formerly a Senior Editor at The World of Interiors magazine, he has written on architecture, art and design for The Telegraph, GQ Style and Acne Paper, and contributed to numerous books.

Albert Hill has an unrivaled knowledge of the UK’s modern houses. Previously, Albert was the Design Editor at Wallpaper* under founding editor Tyler Brule and has written for The Guardian, The Times and The Independent. He has also contributed to a number of books and has commentated on architecture and property on both TV and radio.

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