Marian Bantjes and Decorationism

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Often, designers take pride in form follows function, where we strip away the ornamental and illustrative. This helps communication. Or so it seems. But can’t ornament be communicative? And what about the cultural and anthropological value of ornament? I was reading about decorationism over at the excellent SpeakUp when I stumbled upon Marian's portfolio. Contains several projects with Stefan Sagmeister. She has also written a bunch of really good articles published over there. Well this was the thread > and these were the comments >

And here is the work >

And finally, here is a movie of Denise Gonzales lecture on the DecoRational >


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