Ornament and Crime Thoughts on Design and Materials - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780141392974
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 745.09409034
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 234g
Height: 111mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 27mm