Adolf Loos, published by Taschen, provides a comprehensive overview of one of the most significant names of 20th-century architecture. Austrian-born Adolf Loos (1870-1933) is known as a flamboyant figure whose influence on modern architecture has been undeniable. Adolf Loos explores his most important works and projects – welcome to admire the raw but infinitely beautiful designs of this pioneering architect!
Written by practising architect and professor of history and theory of architecture, August Sarnitz, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents the life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
With his passion for smooth surfaces, fine lines, and spatial plans, Adolf Loos was a prophet of 20th-century architecture. This essential introduction explores his rejection of ornamental forms and his radical pursuit of stark, bold, and beautiful design.