Adolf Loos

Austrian and Czech architect and art collector (1870-1933)

Adolf Loos (10 December 187023 August 1933) was one of the most important and influential Austrian and Czechoslovak architects of European Modern architecture.

Otto Mayer - Adolf Loos. (Fotografie um 1904).jpg


  • If nothing were left of an extinct race but a single button, I would be able to infer, form the shape of that button, how these people dressed, built their houses, how they lived, what was their religion, their art, their mentality.
    • Quoted in Berel Lang, Critical Inquiry, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Summer, 1978), pp. 715-739; see [1].

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