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Last call: Adolf Loos in Barcelona

The end of 2017 brought two exhibitions relating to architecture to the Museu del Disseny: Puig i Cadafalch and Adolf Loos. The show on the Viennese architect has been one of the Museum’s most successful in recent times and will remain open until 25th February. But what have we discovered about the philosophy and designs of Loos?

The vision of the experts

Several specialists from the world of architecture, art and design have come to the Museum to offer their views on Adolf Loos. We have had the lectures  by Pilar Parcerisas, Josep Quetglas and Andrés Alfaro Hofmann to discover the architect's struggle against decoration, the architectural projects that he worked on or his use of everyday objects. You can hear the talks again in the podcasts we've created for you.

A tour through the life of Loos

Did you know that Loos was a fan of Anglo-Saxon furniture? Or that he laid the foundations for what later became known as the Bauhaus? You’ll find these and other facts  in the blogpost on the curiosities of his character or the online infographics we’ve created for you.

Adolf Loos in video format

Finally, if you want to immerse yourself in the life and career of the architect, we offer you a brief summary on our Youtube channel: don’t miss out on the explanations by the curator of the exhibition, Pilar Parcerisas.

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