Das Looshaus by Hermann Czech and Wolfgang Mistelbauer (Lecker & Wögenstein, 1976) is a German-speaking monograph of the influential Goldman and Salatsch Building in Vienna, Austria. The building was designed by architect Adolf Loos (1870–1933) and it was completed in 1911. Loos’s architecture marked a departure from the historicist neoclassical language towards a more simplified and structurally and functionally articulated design.
The book gives a historical account of the site (Michaelerplatz), Adolf Loos’s commission and architectural approach, the design and building phases, and finally the contemporary reviews of the building. The text is in German. The illustration in Das Looshaus consists of black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in stock is in okay condition. There are some stains on the covers and some pencil underlines and other small markings on the pages, but the glueing in the binding is still fine.