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Fashioning Vienna : Adolf Loos's cultural criticism

Author: Janet Stewart
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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"This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. Focusing on the sense of paradox which structures Loos's thought allows this book to introduce a 'new' Loos, simultaneously 'modern' and 'traditional', who functioned as a sensitive
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Named Person: Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf Loos; Adolf (Architekt) Loos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Stewart
ISBN: 0415221765 9780415221764 0415221773 9780415221771
OCLC Number: 43076869
Description: xii, 220 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Investigating and excavating --
2. The Other: national cultural mythologies --
3. The Self: social difference in Loos's Vienna --
4. The display and disguise of difference --
5. Locating the narrative: the city, its artefacts and its attractions --
Conclusion: the non-contemporaneity of Loos's critique.
Responsibility: Janet Stewart.
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