Event Title

The Poetics and Politics of Ornament: a struggle for historical continuity and innovation in Kosovo

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

Ornament has always remained in the radar of attention of different disciplines, especially Art and Architecture, for its complex embodiment in socio-cultural as well as political structures of societies. This paper examines the historical development, models, influences, struggles and new perspectives of ornament in various buildings in Kosovo. Distinguishing between mere decoration and ornament, a rich palette of models and motifs is distinguished, revealing both cross-cultural influences form east and west, regional similarities and identities. The struggle for historical continuity and identity in the scope of ornament is examined in the pre- and post-war period of tectonic imitation through identification of elements and components with a tendency to create a distinguishable grammar and vocabulary. Much more, the final intention of this paper is to set a framework of creating new ornaments which resonate in the rich traditional vocabulary and take advantage of Digital Age through emerging tectonics which articulate the materials within the manufacturing and construction logic and create the poetics of expression in order to give identity through historical continuation and innovation.

Keywords:

ornament, architecture, politics, poetics

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.19

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The Poetics and Politics of Ornament: a struggle for historical continuity and innovation in Kosovo

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Ornament has always remained in the radar of attention of different disciplines, especially Art and Architecture, for its complex embodiment in socio-cultural as well as political structures of societies. This paper examines the historical development, models, influences, struggles and new perspectives of ornament in various buildings in Kosovo. Distinguishing between mere decoration and ornament, a rich palette of models and motifs is distinguished, revealing both cross-cultural influences form east and west, regional similarities and identities. The struggle for historical continuity and identity in the scope of ornament is examined in the pre- and post-war period of tectonic imitation through identification of elements and components with a tendency to create a distinguishable grammar and vocabulary. Much more, the final intention of this paper is to set a framework of creating new ornaments which resonate in the rich traditional vocabulary and take advantage of Digital Age through emerging tectonics which articulate the materials within the manufacturing and construction logic and create the poetics of expression in order to give identity through historical continuation and innovation.