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The Looshaus Hardcover – January 17, 2012

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“Steeped in detail of every kind, this book conveys an exhilaratingly rich tableau of the Viennese world within which Adolf Loos operated, and makes a very valuable contribution to the study of a building already widely acknowledged as among the most important early 20th-century additions to the architecture of Vienna, a key site in the evolution of early Modernism.”—Elizabeth Clegg, author of Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe 1890–1920 (Elizabeth Clegg Elizabeth Clegg)

“Immensely detailed. . . . Christopher Long has uncovered all the difficulties Loos encountered in his attempt to ‘build an idea’ in the early days of twentieth-century modernism. How clearly does Loos’s architectural language speak above the opinionated noise of historical struggles? This book gives us all the background information we need to enable us to make a calm judgement about the lasting quality of the architecture of the Looshaus.”--Colin Amery, The Burlington Magazine 

(Colin Amery The Burlington Magazine 2012-10-01)

"Authoritative about the design and rich in detail about Viennese society and art."—Stanley Abercrombie, Interior Design
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About the Author

Christopher Long is professor and chair of history/theory at University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He is the author of Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design (Yale).

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (January 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300174535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300174533
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristan H. Mckinsey on February 29, 2012
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We know the author and have been looking forward to the publication of this book. We are not disappointed. Great scholarship, interesting images. What fun we are having studying this!
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