Adolf Loos schreef Ornament and Crime als lezing in tekst in het Duits gepubliceerd onder de titel Ornament und Verbrechen. PDF | On Jan 1, , Barbara von Orelli-Messerli and others published Ornament und Verbrechen. Adolf Loos’ kontroverser Vortrag. Ornament and Crime began as a lecture delivered by Adolf Loos in in response to a time (the late 19th and early 20th Centuries) and a.

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Loos had three tumultuous marriages that all ended in divorce. He suffered from poor health, including an inherited hearing affliction, and was involved in a pedophilia scandal. He died aged 62 on 23 August in Kalksburg near Vienna. His father, a German stonemasondied when Loos was nine years old. His mother continued to carry on the stonemason business after her husband’s death.

Loos attended several Gymnasium schools, a technical school in Liberec and graduated from a technical school in Brno. He later studied at Dresden University of Technology. He left one year later without completing his study. At age 23, Loos traveled to the United States and stayed lrnament for three years from — While in the United States, he mainly lived with relatives in the Philadelphia area, supported himself with odd jobs and also visited other cities such as the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, St.

Louis and New York. Loos returned to Vienna in and made it his permanent residence. Inspired by his years in the New World he devoted himself to architecture.

After briefly associating himself with the Vienna Secession inhe rejected the style and advocated a new, plain, unadorned architecture.

A knd approach to use the entire floor plan completed his concept. Loos authored several polemical works. In Ornameng into the Voidpublished inhe attacked the Vienna Secession, at a time when the movement was at its height. Loos’ stripped-down buildings influenced the minimal massing of modern architecture, and stirred controversy.

Although noted for the lack of ornamentation on their exteriors, the interiors of many of Loos’s buildings are finished with rich and expensive materials, notably stone, marble and wood, displaying natural patterns and textures in flat planes, executed in first rate craftsmanship.


The distinction is not between complicated and simple, but between “organic” verbrechej superfluous decoration.

Loos was also interested in the decorative arts, collecting sterling silver and high quality leather goods, which he noted for their plain yet luxurious appeal. Verbrschen admiration for the fashion and culture of England and America can be seen in his short-lived publication Das Anderewhich ran for just two issues in and included advertisements for ‘English’ clothing.

From on, he was able to carry out big projects; the most notable was the so-called “Loos House” built from —12originally for the Viennese tailor Goldman and Salatsch, for whom Loos had designed a store interior inand situated right across from the Habsburg city residence Hofburg Palace. The house, today called Michaelerplatz 3, Vienna, and under monument preservation, was criticized by its contemporaries. The facade was dominated by rectilinear window patterns and a lack of stucco decoration and awnings, which earned it the nickname “House without Eyebrows”; Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria was said to have despised the modern building so much that he avoided leaving the Hofburg Palace through a main gate in its vicinity.

Loos visited the island of Skyros in and was influenced by the cubic architecture of the Greek islands. During the First Austrian Republic Loos became interested in public projects. He designed several housing projects for the City of Vienna Red Verbredhen.

ADOLF LOOS: ORNAMENT AND CRIME, modernist essay/lecture, 1908

From —28 Loos lived in Paris. He taught at the Sorbonne and was contracted to build a house for Tristan Tzarawhich was completed in Avenue Junot 15, Paris. In he returned to Vienna. Loos had an admiration for classical architecture, [7] which is reflected in his writings and his entry to the Chicago Tribune competition.

Loos’ submission was a massive doric column. Loos was married three times. The marriage ended three years later in They divorced seven years later in In he married writer and photographer Claire Beck. She was the daughter of his clients Otto and Olga Beck, and 35 years his junior.

They were divorced on 30 April The book was intended to raise funds for Loos’s tomb.


Ornament and Crime – Wikipedia

All his life, Loos suffered from a ornameng impairment. When he was a child, he was deaf. He only acquired partial hearing at the age of His stomach, appendix and part of his intestine were removed. By the time he was 50 he was nearly deaf.

In Loos was disgraced by a pedophilia scandal in Vienna. He had commissioned young girls aged 8 to 10, from poor families to act as models in his studio. The indictment stated that Loos had exposed himself and forced his young models to participate in sexual acts.

He was found partially guilty in a court decision of Adolf Loos ind early signs of dementia around the time of his court proceedings.

Ornament and Crime

A few months before his death he suffered a stroke. Through his writings and his groundbreaking projects in Vienna, Loos was able to influence other architects and designers, and the early development of Modernism.

His aadolf selection of materials, passion for craftsmanship and use of ‘Raumplan’-the considered ordering and size of interior spaces based on function—are still admired.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. BrnoAustria-Hungary now Verbrechne Republic. The Process of Precedent. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Archived from the original PDF on 24 July Retrieved 9 February Royal Institute of British Architects. Archived from the original on 12 May Retrieved 20 June Archived from the original on 18 November Adolf Loos’s Cultural CriticismLondon: A History of Architectural Theory: From Vitruvius to the Present.

Chicago Tribune Tower, by Adolf Loos”. Adolf Loos — A Private Portrait. Archived from the original PDF on 4 July Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View adlf. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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