Talk:Ornament and Crime

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This was formerly in the second paragraph:

One appreciates classic references by musicians, much like the reference by one band that took its name from a famous ornament referenced in the book Naked Lunch, but that is another story. Guess not all ornaments go out of style, given how long lived "Steely Dan" lasted.


This article begs for some reaction from others, especially recent opinions. Myself, I think that it is a crime to make a moral imperative out of a matter of style. Lack of ornamentation is itself a style, which can become unfashionable. Loos would be shocked at how modern man has devolved to immoral and uncivilized circumstances by tattoos every bit as prevalent as in Papuan society.
Most industries never took this very seriously, the one exception being architecture. Even in architecture we see a restrained use of ornament returning to modern buildings. Compare, for instance, the Petronas Towers with earlier skyscrapers. There may be an appropriate quote from the Prince of Wales that can be found. Dlw20070716 (talk) 18:52, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
"Even in architecture we see a restrained use of ornament returning to modern buildings". Yes, it's called postmodernism. Daniel Case (talk) 20:27, 6 February 2012 (UTC)