Adolf Loos Quotes on art


The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

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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

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The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary

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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.

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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.

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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.

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