Adolf Loos (December 10, 1870 in Brno, Moravia - August 8, 1933 in Vienna, Austria) was an early-twentieth-century Viennese modernist architect (associated with the International Style). In addition to his architecture, Loos is noteworthy for his "Ornament and Crime" manifesto. In this he expressed the idea that the progress of culture is associated with the elimination of ornament from useful objects. Accordingly, the most primitive societies use a lot of decoration and the most advanced societies have no superfluous ornament. Adolf Loos' views are representative of the Modern Movement in architecture, the famous catch phrase of which is "Form follows function".

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