Top 10 Quotes by Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos

Man loves everything that satisfies his comfort. He hates everything that wants to draw him out of his acquired and secured position and that disturbs him. Thus he loves the house and hates art.

Adolf Loos
The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is none other than our dear Vienna herself. Adolf
Adolf Loos

Supply and demand regulate architectural form.

Adolf Loos
Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.
Adolf Loos

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

Adolf Loos
Be truthful, nature only sides with truth. Adolf
Adolf Loos

Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.

Adolf Loos
The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.
Adolf Loos

The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it. The house satisfies a requirement. The work of art is responsible to none; the house is responsible to everyone. The work of art wants to draw people out of their state of comfort.

Adolf Loos
Lack of ornamentation is a sign of spiritual strength.