aesthetics / ornament and crime

for Monday, 25 February
bring in ideas for wallpaper / room treatments


read two essays by Adolph Loos —
“Ornament and Crime (1908) and “The Poor Little Rich Man” (1900)
translations of both were distributed in class; different translations are available here

I also distributed Hal Foster, his elaboration of Loos in his “Design and Crime” (2002), which originally appeared as “Hey, That’s Me” — a review of Bruce Mau’s Life Style (Phaidon, 2000), in the London Review of Books 23:7 (5 April 2001): 13-14). Find the original LRB version — easier to read — here. This is optional, but quite interesting, reading.