Reply To: Great Modern Architecture!
One of the main reasons why you don’t find the sort of ornate carvings etc. that are so popular among Romantics (e.g. John Ruskin) is because nowadays, it’s impossible to find a craftsman to work for sixpence a day or very very few clients willing to pay craftsmen 40 quid an hour to do this work.
Computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing processes might make decoration a la Art Nouveau affordable again.