Fashioning Vienna: Adolf Loos's Cultural Criticism

1st Edition

Janet Stewart

Routledge
Published June 1, 2000
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9780415221771 - CAT# RU20403

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Summary

This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new light on the way in which Loos's writings are embedded in their socio-cultural context. Drawing on insights from German and Austrian studies, sociology and cultural history, this book offers a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to a figure who himself operated in an interdisciplinary fashion.

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