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  1. Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.

  2. The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not.

  3. The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

  4. The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is none other than our dear Vienna herself.

  5. Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.

  6. Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

    • architecture

  7. The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable.

  8. Man loves everything that satisfies his comfort. He hates everything that wants to draw him out of his acquired and secured position and that disturbs him. Thus he loves the house and hates art.

  9. Supply and demand regulate architectural form.

  10. Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.

  11. At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.

  12. The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.

  13. The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.

  14. Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

    • architecture

  15. It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is intimately bound up with a specific material simply because no technical difficulties stand in the way.

  16. The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it. The house satisfies a requirement. The work of art is responsible to none; the house is responsible to everyone. The work of art wants to draw people out of their state of comfort.

    • art

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About Adolf Loos

Name Adolf Loos
About Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian architect. He was influential in European Modern architecture, and in his essay Ornament and Crime
Quotes 16 quotes
Nationality Austrian
Profession Architect
Birthday October 16
Top topics house, art, work, people, architecture

Where is Adolf Loos from? Adolf Loos is Austrian who said awesome wise words. Well-known and respected in Austrian society for wise sayings. The following quotations and images represent the Austrian nature embed in Adolf Loos's character.

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Who is Adolf Loos? Some facts about Adolf Loos from biography. he abandoned the aesthetic principles of the Vienna Secession. In this and many other essays he contributed to the elaboration of a body of theory and criticism of Modernism in architecture.-Loos authored several polemical works. In Spoken into the Void, published in 1900, Loos attacked the Vienna Secession, at a time when the movement was at its height.In his essays, Loos used provocative catchphrases and has become noted for one particular essa... Read more about Adolf Loos on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Adolf Loos on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Adolf Loos on Amazon to get more reference.


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