Ornament is Crime by Phaidon is a comprehensive homage to modernist architecture from the 1920s to the present day. The amply illustrated book presents both the origins and past decades of the modernist architecture and discusses its significance in the 21st century. The book was written by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd, founders of the London-based design-led property company The Modern House.
Ornament Is Crime is a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture. The book proposes that modernism need 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.