Softcover, 5 x 8.5 in.
Published by YYZBOOKS
Melony Ward is publisher of Canadian Art magazine. She was the director of YYZ Artists’ Outlet and has consulted for independent magazines and art galleries in the areas of business development and fundraising.
Bernie Miller is a sculptor originally from Toronto who has been living and working in Winnipeg since 2004. He has shown over the years in various North American and other European venues. In addition to his work as a visual artist Bernie’s range of activities includes writing, editing, teaching, conducting workshops, presenting lectures, as well as various curatorial activities. He has served on the board of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art since 2005.
Adolf Loos’ provocative 1908 essay, “Ornament and Crime,” continues to ignite controversy, even outrage. His contentious assumptions have inspired the writers in this anthology who explore ornament in film, visual art, literature, fashion, sports, gay culture, and, of course, architecture. The resulting lively interrogations reinstate ornament as a potent cultural indicator.
Bernie Miller and Melony Ward
Ornament and Crime
1. ORDER AND MORALITY
Productions of Incarceration: The Architecture of Daniel Paul Schreber
Felicity D. Scott
Invisible Danger: The Criminal Aura in Recent Artworks by Sheila Ayearst and Louise Noguchi
Ornament and Order
Jeff Wall’s Suburban Vampires
Foul Perfection: Thoughts on Caricature
2. FUNCTION AND SYMBOL
O: the apparatus
J. Yolande Daniels and Spring Hurtlbut
Ornament and Sacrifice
George L. Hersey
Integrity and Ornament
3. ORNAMENT AS MEMORY AND RESISTANCE
Reconstructing the Ornaments, Renewing theArchitecture: The Reconstruction and Extensionof the Barcelona Opera, 1994-99
Ignasi de Sola-Morales
Dancing in the End Zone: Football, Psychoanalysis,and Ornamental Activism
Doncaster Casual Style 1984-85
Consuming the Buff Simulacrum
Notes on Contributors
ISBN: 0-920397-77-8 / 978-0-920397-77-0