Fashioning Vienna: Adolf Loos's Cultural Criticism

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Routledge, 2000 - Architecture - 220 pages
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This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new light on the way in which Loos's writings are embedded in their socio-cultural context. Drawing on insights from German and Austrian studies, sociology and cultural history, this book offers a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to a figure who himself operated in an interdisciplinary fashion.

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Janet Stewart was born on June 1st, 1944 on the exotic Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her beloved grandmother was a direct descendant of the Caribs, now called Garifuna. When she was a small child, the family returned to her father's island of St. Vincent. It would be her home until 1965, when Janet immigrated to the United States. And perhaps like all immigrants, she held onto her longing for the islands and continues to do so. Her poetry directly speaks of this longing all while navigating love, loss, family, unabated joy, beauty, and of course, pain.

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