Is Ornament a Crime?

18cb7e6fe0c33b326bf5ae7298cb39c9
Ornament is a thing that uses for decoration in the buildings.In the past, people believe that ornament is a beauty of the buildings, it was a trend.However,in 19. century, Adolf Loof – was an Austrian and Czechoslovak modernist architect, theorist of modern architecture- claim that ORNAMENT is a CRİME.He argued at his essay “Ornament and Crime”, according to essay, ornament is a social crime because it kill the material potential and function and it is harmful to society.

Ornament is unnecessary and does not have any aim in the buildings.Clearly, ornamentation contributes beauty but also it contributes complexity.In modernism architecture, simplicity can be beautiful so ornamentation -including complexity- destruct buildings and materials shortly, it is unnecessary.Simple object can use every time and society.Simple form of materials have more function.

Lack of ornament is a sign of intellectual power.

Ornament is also harmful for economy.Uses of ornament in building means that more money, time and labor.Therefore, people should not focus on ornament, human should focus on invention of grander things for humanity.In my opinion, being against ornamentation is a part of social evolution.They are still fancy and beautiful but briefly they are waste of money and materials.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s