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Adolf Loos

Adolf LoosBorn: 10-Dec-1870
Birthplace: Brno, Moravia
Died: 8-Aug-1933
Location of death: Vienna, Austria
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Ornament and Crime

Military service: Austrian Army (1889)

International Style architect. Attacked the Art Nouveau, stating that all architectural ornament was a crime. Lived in the United States from 1893-96, for a time working at Louis Sullivan's office in Chicago.

Father: (stonemason)

    University: Royal and Imperial State College, Reichenberg, Bohemia

    Vienna Housing Department Chief Architect (1920-22)

Is the subject of books:
Adolf Loos, Pioneer of Modern Architecture, 1966, BY: L. Münz and G. Künstler

Author of books:
Ornament and Crime (1908, manifesto)
Spoken Into The Void: Collected Essays, 1897-1900 (1982, essays)

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