On Loos, Ornament And Crime: Columns Of Smoke: Volume Ii by Juan José LahuertaOn Loos, Ornament And Crime: Columns Of Smoke: Volume Ii by Juan José Lahuerta

On Loos, Ornament And Crime: Columns Of Smoke: Volume Ii

byJuan José LahuertaTranslated byGraham Thomson

Paperback | November 15, 2015

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In his Columns of Smoke series, Juan José Lahuerta takes on the enormously ambitious task of re-reading modernity, offering us fresh ways of looking at it while drawing new links between the ideas of architecture and ornamentation, with a special focus on how they have been treated in print.

While the first volume of Columns of Smoke considered epoch-making architect Adolf Loos’s relationship with photography, here Lahuerta turns to the Classical strand in Loos’s architecture and to his written work—and specifically his engagement with architectural and artistic theory. Lahuerta pays particular attention to Loos’s seminal “Ornament and Crime,” the essay that established disornamentation as the signal feature of twentieth-century architecture. Through close analysis of that essay he unearths the racially charged, pseudoscientific ideas from early anthropology that underpin Loos’s thinking. Sure to be controversial, this new reading of Loos’s landmark writings calls the whole disornamentation project into question, and in the process, it reveals a radically new perspective on a major turn in modern design and culture.
Juan José Lahuerta is chief curator at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia in Barcelona and professor of history of art at the Barcelona School of Architecture. Graham Thomson, who studied philosophy and literature at the University of Edinburgh, has translated poetry and prose from Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese...
Title:On Loos, Ornament And Crime: Columns Of Smoke: Volume IiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.25 × 6.25 × 0.4 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Tenov BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:849392315X

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