The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London was host to three small exhibitions in the spring of 2011 relating to projects by Adolf Loos in what is now the Czech Republic. The exhibitions originated in the City of Prague Museum, which purchased and restored Loos's Villa Müller in Prague (1928–30) between 1997 and 2000. Upon the conclusion of the meticulous restoration, the museum commissioned a team of scholars to undertake the ambitious project of tracing the physical and documentary remains of all of Loos's projects in the "Czech lands." (This phrase encompasses the two historical phases in which Loos worked: before the First World War, when Moravia and Bohemia were crown lands within the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and between the wars, when they were part of Czechoslovakia.) Their findings were selectively presented in the largest of the RIBA exhibitions, Learning...
Review: Learning to Dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands; The Restoration of the Villa Müller and Hirsch Apartment; Saving Loos: The Unknown Legacy of the British Architectural Library
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Leslie Topp; Review: Learning to Dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands; The Restoration of the Villa Müller and Hirsch Apartment; Saving Loos: The Unknown Legacy of the British Architectural Library. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December 2011; 70 (4): 556–557. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2011.70.4.556
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