Ornament is crime… The Modern House estate agents publish manifesto
Foxtons might serve Illy, but The Modern House makes books for Phaidon. The UK’s choosiest estate agency (if you want a listing, it has to be modern and it has to be interesting) has always been a bit different; and it’s no surprise when you discover both its founders carry art history qualifications, and one is descended from modernist architect Sir Frederick Gibberd. The book – Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture – is described by the publisher as “a visual manifesto and a celebration of the most important architectural movement in modern history”. If clean lines and function-meeting-form are your thing, you might want to buy it at a 30% discount by going here.