(University of Pittsburgh Press) Based on the previously unpublished work of architect Claude Bragdon, this study reconsiders Bragdon’s geometric “projective ornament” style and its influence on modern architecture. A contemporary and rival of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bragdon largely has been overlooked by architectural historians. Massey’s examination recovers the significance of ornament in modern society and brings recognition to Bragdon as a formative figure in the use of design to unite people and their built environment. Massey is an associate professor in the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he chairs the bachelor of architect program.