Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 3/4"). , 43, pp (Text), pp (Photographs). Original yellow cloth, with brown and red lettering to spine and front cover. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Adolf Loos by Trude Fleischmann. llustrated with 270 b/w photographic reproductions, floor plans and architectural drawings, this authoritative monograph on Adolf Loos' work sheds a valuable light on the renown and influential Moravian-born Austro-Hungarian architect. His essay "Ornament and Crime" advocated smooth and clear surfaces in contrast to the lavish decorations of the Fin de siècle and also to the more modern aesthetic principles of the Vienna Secession. Loos became a pioneer of modern architecture and contributed a body of theory and criticism of Modernism in both architecture and design.The 104 pages of illustrations depict some of his major architectural achievements from 1898 to 1930, such as: the Café Museum, Wilhelm Hirsch's appartment, the Kärtner Bar, the Steiner House, the Scheu House, Café Capua, the Löwenbach appartment, the Rufer House, the Spanner House, the Tristan Tzara House, the Moller House, etc.Also includes the following projects: the Josephine Baker house, an exhibition palace in Tientsin, the "Grandhotel Babylon," the "Chicago Tribune" headquarter in Chicago, etc.Moderate foxing/soiling to binding. Minor foxing to the very first leaves. Text in German. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Adolf Loos: Das Werk des Architekten [Neues ...
Publisher: Anton Schroll & Co
Publication Date: 1931
Book Condition: g to vg
Edition: First edition.
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