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Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, and the Road to Modern Architecture

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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521623469

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  • Contemporary architectural theory emphasizes the importance of "tectonics," the term used to articulate the relationship among construction, structure, and architectural expression. Yet, little consideration has been given to the term's origins or historical significance. In this study, Oechslin examines the attempts by early Modern theoreticians of architecture to grapple with the relationship between appearance and essence. He locates the culmination of this search for "truth" in architectural expression in the work of Adolf Loos and the writings of theorists such as Bötticher, Le Corbusier, and Lux.

    • Offers an in-depth examination of the work of early modernist architects, Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos
    • Illuminates the historical origins of 'tectonics', a term and concept commonly used in contemporary architectural theory
    • Includes an anthology of primary texts by several theorists published in English for the first time
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    "In this collction of essays, as concise as they are broad- ranging and erudite, oechslin explored the multiple implications for modernity of two key, and co-dependent terms of 19-th century art theory, and offered an adroitly selected anthology of excerpts from architectural theories." Harvard Design Magazine

    "Those interested in a narrative review of writings on architecture, presented with intensity and in detail, will be pleased with, informed by, and interested in Oechslin's offering." Centropa

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    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521623469
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 111 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The opposite of the issue of style: necessity, unity, immanent coherence, the naked, simple and true
    2. 'Tectonics' and the 'theory of raiment'
    3. Disenchantment with 'Bötticher's overly intellectual work' and the postulation of a way to overcome the 'Semperian mechanistic conception of the essence of art'
    4. 'Stilhülse und Kern': from theory to metaphor - and its deployment by Otto Wagner
    5. Adolf Loos - against the Zeitgeist
    6. '… ad usum Delphini' - the 'element event' of the Raiment Dissolved, and the ineluctable return - or recognized tenacity - of the Hull
    Anthology of primary sources.

  • Author

    Werner Oechslin, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

    Translator

    Lynnette Widder

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