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The Looshaus

The Looshaus


A celebration of the centennial of Vienna's Looshaus-one of modernism's earliest and most controversial buildings

When it was completed in 1911, the Goldman & Salatsch Building in Vienna, commonly known as the Looshaus, incited controversy for its austerity and plainness. It represented a stark rejection of the contemporary preference for ornamentation, though its architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933), had intended it to preserve Viennese tradition within a new modernist language. The heated debate that ensued among critics and the public set the project apart, distinguishing it as one of the most important and contentious buildings of the early 20th century.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 256 pages
  •  16 x 24 x 2mm | 737g
  •  New Haven, CT, United States
  •  English
  •  0300174535
  •  9780300174533

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