Adolf Loos Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Adolf Loos quotes and sayings (architect). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“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.”
“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 Quotes
“Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.”
Adolf Loos Quotes
“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.”
“At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.”
Adolf Loos Quotes
“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.”
Adolf Loos Quotes
“The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.”
Adolf Loos Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Supply and demand regulate architectural form.”
Adolf Loos Quotes
“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.”

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