Hal Foster extends, with this essay, the discussion initiated by Adolf Loos in 1906 in his text on Art Nouveau entitled Ornament and Crime. Foster explains the current uber domination of design incorporating, to the confusion between genres prefigured by Loos, the dehumanization advocated by Musil in The Man Without Attributes, that is, the object lacking subject. To understand the path that has taken us from Guimard to Steve Jobs it is essential to read Design and crime. Published by Gato Negro Editions, 2014.
Softcover, Risograph printed, 36pg
4.5 x 6.5"