Villa Mueller

A Work of Adolf Loos

Leslie van Duzer, Kent Kleinman

     7.5 × 11 in (19.1 × 27.9 cm)
108 pages
56 color illustrations, 73 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 11/1/1997
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568981239

The subject of an international preservation effort, Villa Muller, built in Prague in 1930, is one of Adolf Loos's best designs. This masterpiece has been inaccessible for twenty years, during its occupation by the Marxist-Leninist Institute of Czechoslovakia. It has never received the exposure commensurate with its position in the history of modern architecture--until now. Architectural historians Kent Kleinman and Leslie van Duzer are among the first scholars to have been admitted to the building. Their study reveals Loos's original palette of materials and colors, and a series of design submissions at a local building office in Prague, providing new information about Loos's design methods and bringing to light Loos's extraordinary sensitivity to materials, overlooked by previous generations of scholars. The study is introduced by John Hejduk. Their extensive research and documentation make Villa Mueller an indispensible book for anyone interested in the work of this modern master.

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