From Oppositions Books

Spoken Into The Void

Collected Essays by Adolf Loos, 1897–1900

By Adolf Loos

Translated by Jane O. Newman and John H. Smith

Introduction by Aldo Rossi




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.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262120975 160 pp. | 8.38 in x 9.75 in 99


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262620574 160 pp. | 8.38 in x 9.75 in 99


Jane O. Newman, John H. Smith, and Aldo Rossi.