The Controversy over Ornament Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Controversy over Ornament
A look at the controversy over ornament and Adolf Loos' Michaelerplatz
# 130842 | 2,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , Architecture (History)

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In this article, the writer discusses the controversial building of the Michaelerplatz In Vienna. The writer notes that this building was constructed in the early 20th century by Adolf Loos. The writer discusses that given the historic importance of what would seem to a casual observer today to be a generally nondescript structure, it may be argued that the significance of the building can only be understood with reference to the aesthetic, economic-political and social-cultural factors of its own time.

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"The Michaelerplatz Building (alternately known as the Losshaus or the Michaelerhaus) was designed and built in Vienna from 1909 to 1911 by Adolf Loos. Although may not seem so significant to us today, the Michaelerplatz was actually the most controversial building constructed in Vienna in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of the First World War."

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