Adolf Loos


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Austrian architect (1870-1933)

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Its stairs are reminiscent of Adolf Loos's villa interiors, its copper jardinieres of the Wiener Werkstatte, and its massive, blocky entrances of some eerie Egyptian tomb.
Adolf Loos is at the center of an admiring crowd when it comes to architecture.
Here, the Viennese architect and cultural critic Adolf Loos's famous dictum comes to mind, that "[w]herever I abuse the everyday-use-object by ornamenting it, I shorten its life span....
In his famous polemic of 1908, Ornament and Crime, Adolf Loos concludes:
His paintings recall a heyday in Viennese cultural life when the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire bustled with the greatest artists and intellectuals of the day, from Sigmund Freud to Otto Wagner, Egon Schiele and Adolf Loos.
What is particularly appealing about this book is the fact that here we find Woolf in the company of contemporaries such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Adolf Loos, Evelyn Waugh and Flora Thompson--names that are not typically seen alongside Woolf's.
Adolf Loos (1870-1933) was a key influence on Le Corbusier and countless other 20th-century architects and designers.
Today's designers have developed an independent style.' Practised by well known designers like Adolf Loos, who is often referenced by modern designers, modernism saw a definite divide between art and functionality, perhaps best noticed up close in the colloquially termed Loos bar (his own design, inside and out), over a beverage.
In his book White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture, Mark Wigley shows that the early modernist trend of whitewashed buildings collaborated with new formal fashion trends in a problematic project of spatial "purity" (xvi)--one that staged itself as a return to eternal design standards and configured all else as "degenerate" (19), a "disease" (20), mere "ornament" (19), and a "crime" (19) in Adolf Loos's words from 1908.