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Ornament and Crime free pdf Contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range of areas, from architecture and furniture, to clothes and jewellery, pottery, plumbing, and printing- others are polemics on craft education and training, and on design in general. Loos, the great cultural reformer and moralist in the history of European architecture and design was always a 'revolutionary against the revolutionaries'. With his assault on Viennese arts and crafts and his conflict with bourgeois morality, he managed to offend the whole country. His 1908 essay 'Ornament and Crime', mocked by an age in love with its accessories, has come to be recognised as a seminal work in combating the aesthetic imperialism of the turn of the century. Today Loos is recognised as one of the great masters of modern architecture.

About Adolf Loos

Michael Mitchell (Translator), was the winner of the 1998 Schlegel-Tieck Prize, is a distinguished literary translator, with a special interest in Austrian culture. Other translations include: Meyrink, The Golem- Kubin, The Other Side- Grimmelshausen, The Adventures of Simplicissimus.

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Author : Adolf Loos
Publisher : Ariadne Press
Data Published : 01 January 1998
ISBN : 1572410469
EAN : 9781572410466
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 204 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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