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Be truthful, nature only sides with truth. Adolf Loos#Nature 93
Adolf Loos#Nature 93
Supply and demand regulate architectural form. Adolf Loos#Architectural 88
Adolf Loos#Architectural 88
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise. Adolf Loos#Architecture 66
Adolf Loos#Architecture 66
The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present. Adolf Loos#architecture 61
Adolf Loos#architecture 61
The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people. Adolf Loos#Appear 61
Adolf Loos#Appear 61
The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not. Adolf Loos#Home 51
Adolf Loos#Home 51
The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable. Adolf Loos#Comfortable 47
Adolf Loos#Comfortable 47
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#Art 46
Adolf Loos#Art 46
Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable. Adolf Loos#Afraid 40
Adolf Loos#Afraid 40
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art. Adolf Loos#architecture 34
Adolf Loos#architecture 34
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