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Adolf Loos

1870 - 1933

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Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos (German pronunciation: [ˈaːdɔlf loːs]; 10 December 1870 – 23 August 1933) was an Austrian and Czechoslovak architect, influential European theorist, and a polemicist of modern architecture. He was inspired by modernism and a widely-known critic of the Art Nouveau movement. His controversial views and literary contributions sparked the establishment of the Vienna Secession movement and postmodernism.Loos was born in Brno to a family of sculptors and stonemasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Loos has received more than 598,162 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Adolf Loos is the 26th most popular architect (down from 24th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Czechia (down from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Czech Architect.

Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect who is most famous for his essay, "Ornament and Crime," in which he argues that ornamentation is a crime against architecture.

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Among architects, Adolf Loos ranks 26 out of 424Before him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Otto Wagner, and Victor Horta. After him are Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens, and Santiago Calatrava.

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Among people born in 1870, Adolf Loos ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Franz Lehár, and Christian X of Denmark. After him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. Among people deceased in 1933, Adolf Loos ranks 4Before him are Li Ching-Yuen, Clara Zetkin, and Calvin Coolidge. After him are Faisal I of Iraq, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Constantine P. Cavafy, 13th Dalai Lama, John Galsworthy, Annie Besant, Sándor Ferenczi, and Wilhelm Cuno.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Adolf Loos ranks 33 out of 973Before him are Bertha von Suttner (1843), Hans Kelsen (1881), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Jan Žižka (1360), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), and Leoš Janáček (1854). After him are Karl Kautsky (1854), Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), Klement Gottwald (1896), Max Brod (1884), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907), and Jan Palach (1948).

Among ARCHITECTS In Czechia

Among architects born in Czechia, Adolf Loos ranks 1After him are Josef Hoffmann (1870), Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867), Balthasar Neumann (1687), Jan Santini Aichel (1677), Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1689), Jan Kotěra (1871), Jan Kaplický (1937), and Josef Gočár (1880).