Bringing together more than 200 objects produced over the past five centuries, The Clamor of Ornament explores ornament in architecture, art, and design through the lens of drawing. In conjunction with the exhibition, this catalog seeks to address the multilayered complexity of the history of ornament, including the dissonance between the unequal and destructive relationships that mediate its movement between sources, and its irrepressible power to express joy through motifs drawn from both the natural world and the minds of artists and designers.
The publication features over 150 full-color illustrations and three unique cover treatments. Contributions include essays by acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi; writer Shola von Reinhold; and curators Emily King, Duncan Tomlin, and Margaret-Anne Logan. It also features an interview by The Drawing Center’s Executive Director Laura Hoptman with internationally renowned designer Duro Olowu.
Please Note: There are three cover designs for this publication. Cover selection will be randomized for online orders.
- Year 2022
- Contributors Laura Hoptman, Dr. Emily King, Margaret Anne Logan, Farshid Moussavi, Duro Olowu, Shola Von Reinhold, Duncan Tomlin
- Binding Paperback
- Size 6 x 9 inches
- Pages 242
- Designed By Studio Frith, Dandelion
The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present