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Adolf Loos

Definition of the noun adolf loos

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noun

  1. Austrian architect (1870-1933)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Adolf Loos: Loos
    • instance of: architect / designer = someone who creates plans to be used in making something

Person

Who is Adolf Loos?

Adolf Loos: Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian and Czechoslovak architect. He was influential in European Modern architecture, and in his essay Ornament and Crime he abandoned the aesthetic principles of the Vienna Secession. In this and many other essays he contributed to the elaboration of a body of theory and criticism of Modernism in architecture and design.

  • also known as Лоос, Адольф; Лоз, Адольф
  • born on (145 years ago) in Brno
  • nationality: Austria
  • education: Dresden University of Technology
  • profession: Architect
  • with Claire Beck Loos since
  • died on (82 years ago) in Vienna
  • buried in Zentralfriedhof
  • written works: "Spoken into the void", "Paroles dans le vide - Malgré tout", "Signon emet", "Konfrontationen", "Ornament and crime", "Sämtliche Schriften", "On architecture", "Loos, Adolf - Arquitectura 1903 - 1932", "The architecture of Adolf Loos", "Das Andere", "Die Potemkin'sche Stadt", "Ins Leere gesprochen, 1897-1900", "Wohnungen", "Trotzdem, 1900-1930", "Adolf Loos"

Writings

  1. "Adolf Loos" is a book by Joseph Rosa & Adolf Loos.
  2. "Adolf Loos" is a book by Panayotis Tournikiotis.
  3. "Adolf Loos" is a book by Ralf Bock.
    • also known as "Adolf Loos: works and projects"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Interior Design (2015)

by Joanna Banham

Selected Works The Adolf Loos Archive, containing drawings and documents, is housed in Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna. Interiors 1898 Goldman and Salatsch Shop, Vienna (interiors) 1899 Cafe Museum, Vienna (interiors and ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of the History of Technology (2002)

by Lance Day, Ian McNeil

Adolf Loos made many designs, butonlya small proportion weretranslated into building. Ofhis notableinteriors the KartnerBau (1907) in Vienna had prideof place, while hisSteiner Haus (1910) thereisregarded astheearliest truly modern ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

Adolf Loos: Laden & Lokale, mit einer Einführung, eine Zeittafel, und einem Werkregister (Vi: Alb). Kroha, J., & Hrüza, J. (1973): Sovetska architektonika avant garda (Pue: Od). Kroll, Frank Lothar (1987): Das Ornament ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Switzerland (2014)

by Leo Schelbert

Among them Stilhülse und Kern: Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos und der evolutionäre Weg zur modernen Architektur (Stylistic Sleeve and Core: Otto Wagner, Alfred Loos and the Evolutionary Path to Modern Architecture), published in 1994, in 2002 ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2004)

by Adam Kuper

The Tractatus is an ethical document that must be understood in terms of Wittgenstein's involvement with the great Viennese critic Karl Kraus and the influential architect Adolf Loos. Kraus exposed moral corruption that shows itself in the ...

Google previewDesign Dictionary (2008)

Perspectives on Design Terminology by Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall

Viennese architect Adolf Loos voiced the emerging conviction among the vanguard that “a surfeit of ornament is a ...

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The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is none other than our dear Vienna herself. (Adolf Loos)
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