Adolf Loos Essay by Master Researcher

Adolf Loos
An analysis of the architecture in fin de siecle Vienna and the influence of Adolf Loos, an architect and dominant and controversial critic during the period of the Vienna Secession.
# 90669 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Architecture (European) , Art (General)

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From our 21st century perspective, the world of architecture in fin de siecle Vienna is resonant of the atmosphere of a noisy coffee house with a cacophony of different voices and arguments mingling, conflicting and synthesizing the avant garde and the traditional. This paper discusses the influential, modernist architect and critic Adolf Loos, whose polemical ideas and violent rhetoric challenged the prevailing aesthetics of the Vienna Secession.

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