Ornament and crime selected essays emerson - …
Ornament and Crime contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range of areas, from architecture and furniture, to clothes and jewelry, pottery, plumbing, and printing; others are polemics on craft education and training, and on design in general. Loos, the great cultural reformer and moralist in the history of European architecture and design was always a "revolutionary against the revolutionaries". With his assault on Viennese arts and crafts and his conflict with bourgeois morality, he managed to offend the whole country. His 1908 essay Ornament and Crime, mocked by an age in love with its accessories, has come to be recognized as a seminal work in combating the aesthetic imperialism of the turn of the century. Today Loos is recognized as one of the great masters of modern architecture.
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Using Adolf Loos’ Ornament and Crime, consider whether Modern Architecture was a reaction against Revivalist/Exotic styles of the 19th and early 20th century.
Using Adolf Loos’ Ornament and Crime as a starting point, consider whether Modern Architecture was a reaction
against Revivalist/Exotic styles of the 19th and early 20th century. Your essay should focus on a few key examples which support your argument, whether you decide Loos was spot on, or got it wrong, or a little of both.
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