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Loos Ornamental

Synopsis
One of the pioneers of the European Modernism in architecture, Adolf Loos turned against building ornamentation, triggering a controversy in architectural theory. His development of a "spatial plan" launched a new approach to thinking about building spaces. His houses, furniture, facades, and monuments were constructed between 1899 and 1931 and represent a refreshing approach to modern architecture.

A film by Heinz Emigholz in his Architecture and Autobiography series. The documentary presents twenty-eight structures by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, one of the pioneers of European Modernism in architecture, who turned against building ornamentation, triggering a controversy in architectural theory. His houses, furniture, facades, and monuments were constructed between 1899 and 1931 and represent a refreshing approach to modern architecture. The buildings are explored in chronological order of construction and in order to offer the viewer a better understanding of Loos’ approach to architecture Emigholz contrasts detailed cross sections of interiors designed by the architect against scenic shots of the same building’s exterior.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Architecture; Design
Keywords
architectural design; interior design; Loos, Adolf; modern architecture

Credits

Director
Heinz Emigholz

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$39.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
72 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Pym Films

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

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Notes
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