“Ornament is a valuable component in any architecture of buildings and cities that aims to connect to human beings. The suppression of ornament, on the other hand, results in alien forms that generate physiological and psychological distress. Early twentieth-century architects proposed major stylistic changes -now universally adopted- without having a full understanding of how the human eye/brain system works”

Source: Nikos A. Salingaros “A theory of Architecture” 2006. Chapter 4 Abstract