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Architekturtheorie 2 / WS 20

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS20 / Radical Austria 6. Ludwig Wittgenstein / Bart Lootsma

Ludwig Wittgenstein probably was, through his Tractatus Logico Philosophicus and his later work in Cambridge, the most important and influential philosopher Austria produced.

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS 20 / Radical Austria 3. Otto Wagner / Bart Lootsma

Different from the psychological reading of Carl Schorske, in her book The Naked Truth, Alys X. George emphasizes the importance of the body for the Austrian culture of the first three decades of the 20th century.

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS 20 / Radical Austria 5. Adolf Loos / Bart Lootsma

Adolf Loos was one of the most influential Austrian architects and theoreticians. Living in a period in which living traditions were dissolving through the new divisions of labor, he reflected on ways to keep or reinvent them in architecture and design.

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS 20 / Radical Austria 2. / The Ringstraße, its Critics and the Birth of Modern Urbanism / Bart Lootsma

In his book Fin de Siecle Vienna, Carl Schorske emphasizes the importance of the relationship between politics, culture and psyche. We can observe this among others in the architecture and art related to the Ringstraße.

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS 20 / Radical Austria 4. Josef Hoffmann / Bart Lootsma

For many decades, Josef Hoffmann was one of the crucial figures of Austrian culture. He was one of the founders of the Secession, the Wiener Werkstätte and the Werkbund and represented Austria in important exhibitions abroad.

Architekturtheorie Zwei WS 20 / Radical Austria 1. Introduction. A Little World In Which the Big One Holds Its Tryouts / Bart Lootsma

Radical Austria, A little world in which the big one holds its tryouts This year, both Architecturaltheory 2 and Architecturaltheory M will be dedicated to the Austrian avantgardes of the twentieth century – with the unavoidable emphasis on Vienna. This is due to the research we’ve been doing over the last 15 years in our […]