The Resource Adolf Loos : the art of architecture, Joseph Masheck

Adolf Loos : the art of architecture, Joseph Masheck

Label
Adolf Loos : the art of architecture
Title
Adolf Loos
Title remainder
the art of architecture
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Masheck
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a celebrity in his own day. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the twentieth. His essay 'Ornament and Crime' equated superfluous ornament and 'decorative arts' with tattooing in an attempt to tell modern Europeans that they should know better. But the negation of ornament was supposed to reveal, not negate, good style; and an incorrigible ironist has been taken too literally in denying architecture as a fine art. Without normalizing his edgy radicality, Masheck argues that Loos' masterful "astylistic architecture" was an appreciation of tradition and utility and not, as most architectural historians have argued, a mere repudiation of the florid style of the Vienna Secession. Masheck reads Loos as a witty, ironic rhetorician who has all too often been taken at face value
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
724.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NA1011.5.L6
  • NA680
LC item number
M37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of architecture
Series volume
1
Label
Adolf Loos : the art of architecture, Joseph Masheck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • fro
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Loos and Fine Art -- 2.Loosian Vernacular -- 3.Loos and Imperial New York -- 4.Critique of Ornament -- 5.Architecture and Ornament in Fact -- 6.Everybody's Doric -- 7.Architecturelessness and Sustainable Art -- 8.The Wittgenstein House as Loosian -- 9.Loos and Minimalism
Control code
000050772553
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781780764238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28797048
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809977213
  • ebl1780764227

Library Locations

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