One of the pioneers of the European Modernism in architecture, Adolf Loos turned against building ornamentation, triggering a controversy in architectural theory. His development of a spatial plan launched a new approach to thinking about building spaces. His houses, furniture, facades, and monuments were constructed between 1899 and 1931 and represent a refreshing approach to modern architecture.
Filmmaker Heinz Emigholz chronicles Loos's work in this quirky documentary that features intricately composed still shots of 27 of the architect's buildings in the order of their construction. Another in Emigholzs series on important or unusual architects (Sullivan's Banks; Maillart's Bridges; Schindlers Houses).
Catalog Number: MC-1155
Genre: Documentary, Architecture
Length: 72 minutes
DVD Region: 0
TV System: NTSC
Label: Facets Video
Notes: In German with English subtitles.
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“Architecture projects space into this world. Cinemaphotography translates that space into pictures projected in time. Cinema then is used in a completely new way: as a space to meditate on buildings.” Heinz Emigholz
2010-06-02Goethe Institute, London
“[Emigholz] sets out to capture time and space--trying to break the two dimensional barrier of the white screen....”
2010-06-02San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Mindboggling, isn’t it?”
2010-04-08Goethe Institut, London
“[Emigholz] sets out to capture time and space—trying to break the two dimensional barrier of the white screen….”
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