Architectural Ornament: Banishment and Return (New York: W.W. Norton, 2001).
Revised edition of Flight of Fancy. Order here.
This book made sense of a great many things for me. In explaining the banishment of ornament, it explores the evolution of the elaborate con-game that makes up our present concept of art, of artistic genius, and of good taste.
I expect many people will find this book incredibly offensive. It is truly a wonderful book.
Paul F. Harrison
(Melbourne, Australia, 2009)