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

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ISBN-10: 0521623464

ISBN-13: 9780521623469

Edition: 2001

Authors: Werner Oechslin, Lynnette Widder

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Contemporary architectural theory emphasizes the importance of tectonics, the term used to articulate the relationship between construction, structure and architectural expression. Despite the terms currency, little consideration has been given to its origins or historical significance. In this study, Werner Oechslin examines the attempts by early modern theoreticians of architecture to grapple with the relationship between appearance and essence, which is crucial to the discourse of tectonics. Referring to the writings of Joseph Lux, Karl Btticher, and Adolf Loos, Oechslin follows this development from theories of a classical architecture without columnar orders to a Modern architecture…    
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/4/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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