Adolf Loos by Sarnitz August & Gossel Peter

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ISBN 9783836544672 New Holland Publishers 2016 hardcover

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“Loos galvanized Vienna’s architectural landscape. A Classicist at heart, he argued for simple, timeless designs with time honoured aesthetic and structural qualities”. The devil in the details The life and times of Adolf Loos Adolf Loos (1870�’1933) was a flamboyant character whose presence in the cultural hotbed of early 1900s Vienna galvanized the country’s architectural landscape. An early, impassioned advocate of modernism, he all out rejected the grand Secessionist aesthetic prevalent at the time, as well as any hallmarks of the European fin de sia�cle. Instead, in lectures and essays, such as the milestone Ornament and Crime of 1908, Loos articulated his “passion for smooth and precious surfaces.” He advocated that architectural ornamentation was, by its nature, ephemeral�’locked into current trends and styles, and therefore quickly dated. Loos, himself a Classicist at heart, argued instead for simple, timeless designs with time honored aesthetic and structural qua

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Weight 580 g
Dimensions 266 × 218 × 15 mm