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Adolf Loos : the art of architecture

Author: Joseph Masheck
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, 2013. ©2013
Series: International library of architecture, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a celebrity in his own day. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the twentieth. His essay 'Ornament and Crime' equated superfluous ornament and 'decorative arts' with tattooing in an attempt to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Masheck
ISBN: 9781780764221 1780764227 9781780764238 1780764235
OCLC Number: 809977213
Description: xxviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Loos and fine art --
Loosian vernacular : an American case --
Loos and imperial New York --
Critique of ornament --
Architecture and ornament in fact --
Everybody's doric --
Architecturelessness and sustainable art --
The Wittgenstein house as Loosian --
Loos and minimalism.
Series Title: International library of architecture, 1.
Responsibility: Joseph Masheck.

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