ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt

August Sarnitz, Peter Gössel

ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836562232
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Price: 10.00€
ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt ADOLF LOOS (I) #BasicArt

The innovative and radical early Modernist
Life and work of an architect, cultural critic, and dandy

Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos (1870–1933) was a star in his own time, known throughout Vienna as an outspoken, audacious dandy and moralist who defied the establishment and repudiated the popular and ornamental Vienna Secession style. His work not only represented the beginning of Modernism, with its stark, unornamented style, but also revolutionized architecture by introducing the concept of “spatial plan” architecture, which allowed for economizing space by designating room sizes and heights based on their purposes. Loos also published numerous essays during his lifetime, the most notable of which is the oft-misunderstood Ornament and Crime.

About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:

  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

The author:
August Sarnitz is a practicing architect and professor of history and theory of architecture at the Akademie der Künste in Vienna, Austria. Among his many publications include books on R.M. Schindler, Lois Welzenbacher, Ernst Lichtblau, E. A. Plischke and Adolf Loos.

The editor:
Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra as well as several architecture titles in the Basic Art Series.


Book Info
Subject Architecture
Author August Sarnitz, Peter Gössel
Series BA
Cover Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions cm 21,0 x 26,0
Pages 96
Language/s italian
Weight 0.6 kg
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