As the digital age dawns, ornament—the very thing that modernity attempted to abolish at the beginning of the machine age —has made a comeback in architecture, design, and art. Ornament Today brings together essays that explore the ornament as a symptom of cultural transformation, as an indicator of cultural change rather than a simple aesthetic event, and traces the history of the ornament in the context of architecture, structural, material, and digital design, while examining its cultural and aesthetic meaning.
Featuring texts by Mario Carpo, Ingeborg Rocker, Elisabetta di Stefano, Martin Kirves, Jan Bovelet, and Jörg Gleiter.
Edited by Jörg H. Gleiter
Designed by Thomas Kronbichler with Martin Kerschbaumer (Studio Mut)
Published by Bozen Bolzano University Press
184 pages, 2-color, 6.6 x 9.4 inches