Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design
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Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design is a multigenerational survey of strategies of pattern and decoration in art and design. Borrowing its ethos from Robert Venturi's infamous retort to Mies van der Rohe's modernist edict "less is more", it includes works that privilege decoration and maximalism over modernism's "ornament as crime" philosophy. Featuring work by Sanford Biggers, Jasper Johns, Miriam Schapiro, Lucas Samaras, Ettore Sottsass, Polly Apfelbaum, and many others.
ISBN 9780997253849. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.