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Barcelona and Madrid are showing the private spaces of Adolf Loos

14.12.17 - 25.02.18

Barcelona’s Design Museum, the Museu del Disseny, and the “La Caixa” Social Projects Foundation have co-produced a major exhibition on Adolf Loos, one of the most influential architects and theoreticians of the 20th century. The show, the first of such characteristics to be staged in Spain on the Viennese author, brings together a comprehensive collection of objects, prominent among them examples of furniture from La Albertina, the Hummel Collection and the History Museum (all of them in Vienna), from the Architecture Museum of Munich Technical University and from a private collection in the United Kingdom.

The exhibition centres on the spaces and milieus created by Loos for the human being’s intimate sphere and highlights the architect’s contribution to a new culture of privacy. Loos’ transgressive career, from his break with the Vienna Secession to his contribution to housing, is shown in context in the exhibition through an analysis of the architectural, philosophical and literary currents that prevailed in one of the most influential cities in European culture in the early decades of the 20th century.

The exhibition will be on view at Barcelona’s Museu del Disseny from 14 December 2017 to 25 February 2018, and at Madrid’s CaixaForum from 20 March to 24 June 2018.


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