ORNAMENT AND CRIME, ADOLF LOOS (1908) – [Issue 2]

December 20th, 2009 | Posted by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Probably one of the most polemic essays written in the history of aesthetics, “Ornament and Crime”, the Loos’ manifesto, associates progress with the rejection of ornaments, banning the superfluous. Bare, basics elements and forms lead us to a more evolved state, not only culturally but also morally. The Vienese architect, author of masterpieces such as the Villa Mueller, makes his point with all sorts of colourful and provocative arguments and examples. Download .pdf file here

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