Adolf Loos: Ornament and Crime

Penguin, 2019


Revolutionary essays on design, aesthetics and materialism – from one of the great masters of modern architecture Adolf Loos, the great Viennese pioneer of modern architecture, was a hater of the fake, the fussy and the lavishly decorated, and a lover of stripped down, clean simplicity. He was also a writer of effervescent, caustic wit, as shown in this selection of essays on all aspects of design and aesthetics, from cities to glassware, furniture to footwear, architectural training to why ‘the lack of ornament is a sign of intellectual power’. Translated by Shaun Whiteside with an epilogue by Joseph Masheck

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ISBN: 9780141392974

352 pages, 22,2 x 14,6 cm, paperback, English