Adolf Loos Written by Ralf Bock, Photographed by Philippe Ruault
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Adolf Loos: Works and Projects

Written by Ralf Bock, Photographed by Philippe Ruault

  • October 9, 2007
  • Hardcover
  • Architecture - Individual Architects & Firms - General
  • Skira
  • 9-1/2 x 11
  • $85.00
  • $112.00
  • 978-88-7624-643-2

About This Book

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) was a Viennese architect known for his radical building facades. Author Ralf Bock reveals the sensuality of Loos's interior designs, demonstrating that Loos was not an architect of the "white modern movement," but rather, he fought against it. A careful analysis of Loos's ideology and oeuvre, this book features 30 existing projects in 160 extraordinary full-color images by the celebrated French photographer Philippe Ruault, who has completely rephotographed Loos's works. These new images offer different interpretations of Loos' interiors and bring him back to the center of contemporary architectural debate. The color photographs are supplemented by archival photos from the Loos Archive of the Albertina, Vienna, and a completely new set of project drawings.

About the Author

Ralf Bock is an architect and has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas since 1994 on projects in Austria and Italy. He has been working on the Loos project since 2001. He lives and works in Vienna. Philippe Ruault has photographed the works of architects such as Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Rogers, and Massimiliano Fuksas. His photographs are published regularly in architectural magazines including, Domus, architecture d´ aujourd´hui, and Architecture Review.

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