Parole Nel Vuoto

Author: Adolf Loos
Editor: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845974995
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Come vestirsi? Come arredare la propria casa? Che cosa mangiare? Come comportarsi in società? A queste domande elementari e angosciose diede risposte oggi più che mai giuste e sorprendenti uno dei grandi architetti del nostro tempo, il viennese Adolf Loos (1870-1933), di cui presentiamo in questo volume, per la prima volta in Italia, gli scritti più importanti. Già nei primi saggi, scritti a commento della Esposizione di Vienna per il Giubileo del 1898, vediamo che sarti da uomo e da donna, ebanisti, carrozzieri, valigiai, decoratori, mobilieri, arredatori e sostenitori dell’arte applicata vengono sottoposti da Loos a una critica sferzante, e diventano pretesto per un attacco a tutto un modo di vita che egli considerava già marcio. Ma la sua chiaroveggenza andava più in là: le devastazioni, oggi palesi, prodotte da tanti tristi connubi fra arte e industria, la snobistica volgarità degli arredatori, il culto avvilente del pittoresco, la bassezza di ogni tentativo di ‘arte nazionale’, il rapporto turistico col passato, dominante nella psiche dei ‘nuovi ricchi’ della cultura – tutto questo Loos ha saputo vedere già allora, semplicemente osservando gli oggetti che lo circondavano. Come il suo amico Karl Kraus, egli aveva il dono di cogliere in ogni minuzia della vita quotidiana la miseria e gli splendori di tutta una civiltà. Non solo: con generoso spirito pratico e una commovente fiducia nella capacità di migliorarsi della società – unita a una perfetta lucidità nel vederne le vergogne – Loos offriva anche soluzioni, voleva aiutare a vivere – e ci riusciva anche, oltre tutto per le sue splendide doti di scrittore, per l’immediatezza, la sobrietà, la verve, per la carica invincibile di simpatia che ha la sua prosa. A proposito del suo famoso saggio "Ornamento e delitto", Le Corbusier scrisse: «Loos è passato con la scopa sotto i nostri piedi e ha fatto una pulizia omerica, esatta, sia filosofica che lirica». Il risultato di quella ‘pulizia omerica’ fu una nuova concezione dello spazio e dell’abitazione che Loos imponeva, nei suoi edifici, con l’autorità dei grandi maestri. Spesso rivoluzionario nelle soluzioni, eppure legato come pochi alla grande tradizione architettonica e artigianale, Loos è un caso di clamorosa indipendenza di spirito nel nostro secolo. Molti architetti, e non dei minori, hanno derivato ricchi insegnamenti dalla sua opera; ma tutti gli architetti possono riconoscere in lui l’unico che sia riuscito a condurre una critica radicale (e spesso anche esilarante) della figura sociale dell’architetto contemporaneo, l’unico che – grande architetto – abbia saputo scrivere tranquillamente: «È noto che non annovero gli architetti fra gli esseri umani».

Altre Parole Nel Vuoto

Author: Sandro Raffone
Editor: Giannini Editore
ISBN: 9788874314935
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Spoken Into The Void

Author: Adolf Loos
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262620574
Size: 11,86 MB
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The Vienna Jubilee Exhibition of 1898 provided the occasion for these remarkable essays by the Austrian architect, theorist, and irreverent critic of his own culture, Adolf Loos. The rational underpinnings of his later accusation that "ornament is crime," first appear in these polemical thrusts at the stylized work of Viennese sucessionists Joseph Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, Hermann Obrist, and Gustav Klimt, among others.

Casa M Ller A Praga

Author: Adolf Loos
Editor: Alinea Editrice
ISBN: 8881252708
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Practice Of Consumption And Spaces For Goods

Author: Francesca Murialdo
Editor: Francesca Murialdo
ISBN: 889086611X
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The change in the significance of goods is a process which has triggered far-reaching changes in society as the term has lost any meaning in relation to its purely functional character and increasingly come to represent symbolic and cultural contents. The practice of consumption seems today to be one of the distinctive features by means of which we can describe the social, political and economic phenomenologies which, for better or worse, influence our lives. What becomes increasingly evident and necessary is the role of design culture as a structure for the coordination of the networks of knowledge, to interpret the world of things and design in order to influence behaviours, in the final analysis, bringing about the rise of new economies. The practice of consumption and the spaces for goods are in continuous evolution, constantly eluding typological and functional definition. One of the objectives of this research, besides an attempt to explore not only the spaces but also the practices of consumption from the designer’s perspective, is to understand what mechanisms are at work, what competences, the roles which have impacted on, still impact on today and will continue to impact on this sector in the future.

La Qualit Rarefatta Considerazioni Sull Influenza Del Vuoto Nella Costruzione Dell Architettura

Author: Pietro Zennaro
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788846425560
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Design Innovations For Contemporary Interiors And Civic Art

Author: Crespi, Luciano
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522506675
Size: 17,34 MB
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In some post-industrial areas, re-designing structural interiors in an attractive way is becoming increasingly important to community members, as it helps promote local pride and a higher quality of life. Design Innovations for Contemporary Interiors and Civic Art examines novel techniques in structural designs in various cultural and social scenarios. Featuring innovative application methods, emergent trends, and research on tools being utilized in the field, this publication is a pivotal reference source for designers, researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in interior design, urban culture, and structural aesthetics.

Ornament And Crime

Author: Adolf Loos
Editor: Ariadne Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781572410466
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Contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range of areas, from architecture and furniture, to clothes and jewellery, pottery, plumbing, and printing; others are polemics on craft education and training, and on design in general. Loos, the great cultural reformer and moralist in the history of European architecture and design was always a 'revolutionary against the revolutionaries'. With his assault on Viennese arts and crafts and his conflict with bourgeois morality, he managed to offend the whole country. His 1908 essay 'Ornament and Crime', mocked by an age in love with its accessories, has come to be recognised as a seminal work in combating the aesthetic imperialism of the turn of the century. Today Loos is recognised as one of the great masters of modern architecture.

Toward An Architecture

Author: Le Corbusier
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368228
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Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

Putting Tradition Into Practice Heritage Place And Design

Author: Giuseppe Amoruso
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319579371
Size: 10,58 MB
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This book gathers more than 150 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 5th INTBAU International Annual Event, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2017. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to confront the challenges of designing places, building cultural landscapes and enabling the development of communities. The papers investigate methodologies of representation, communication and valorization of historic urban landscapes and cultural heritage, monitoring conservation management, cultural issues in heritage assessment, placemaking and local identity enhancement, as well as reconstruction of settlements affected by disasters. With contributions from leading experts, including university researchers, professionals and policy makers, the book addresses all who seek to understand and address the challenges faced in the protection and enhancement of the heritage that has been created.