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Viennese architect Adolf Loos was one of the most important pioneers of the European Modern Movement. Born in 1870, he was an early opponent of the decorative trends of Art Nouveau, believing instead that architecture devoid of ornament represented pure and lucid thought. His rationalist design theories were put into practice in the Karntner Bar, Vienna (1907), Steiner ...more
Published August 1st 2002 by Princeton Architectural Press
(first published 1996)
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Tournikiotis provides a good, brief overview of Loos's work -including numerous projects and some general analysis and historical background. These are organized by type (residential, retail, monumental, etc.) which seems to make sense in regards to Loos's oeuvre. In contrast to the Albert Kahn book of the same series, this was clearly written without the unwarranted Phd-esque dissertation. Lovely read.