The Private Adolf Loos mentioned in New York Review of Books

A recent article discussing the life and work of modernist architect Adolf Loos was published in the New York Review of Books. The writer references Claire Beck Loos’s portrait of her husband, stating:

In her anecdote-packed and highly revealing memoir, Adolf Loos Privat (The Private Adolf Loos, 1936), the architect’s third and last wife, the Czech photographer and writer Claire Back Loos (who was Jewish and was murdered in a Nazi concentration camp at age thirty-seven), records the architect’s own explanation of the Raumplan concept: The ship is the model for a modern house. There, space is totally utilized, no unnecessary waste of space! Nowadays, with building sites being so expensive, every inch of space must be used…”

Read the full article below, or see our book page for more information on Loos’s translated memoir.