Adolf Loos


Even though Adolf Loos never considered himself as an architect, his views and above all his work influenced the generations of Loos' contemporaries and successors, both architects and men and women with general cultural background. Through his attitudes and work he placed himself in the pre-war "other Austria", the liberal alternative to those social strata which were loyal to the Habsburg throne. Among his close friends from literary, philosophical and art circles were the writers Karl Kraus and Peter Altenberg, the painter and graphic artist Oskar Kokoschka, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and a number of others.