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    In Adolf Loos’ “Ornament and Crime”, the author has a forthright stance on ornamentation. According to Loos, implementation of embellishment disables society from progressing forward in contemporary culture. Referencing to the Papuan’s choice to decorate without restraint, Loos delineates a stark contrast between modern and tribal perspectives relating to ornamentation. In other words, the “evolution of culture” removes the dependency on decoration as a means of expression (Loos, 167). In addition, Loos warns the individual that style and ornamentation are not interchangeable; style evokes new facets of meaning while ornamentation augments superfluousness. Loos claims people tend to associate simplicity and minimalism as synonymous with terms…

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    Ornament And Crime Analysis

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    ago can still resonate today. However, like the ripples of a pebble thrown in a pond minutes ago, the world still feels the impact of Austrian architect, Adolf Loos. Loos was a man of intense opinions and a reflecting portfolio. The blunt forms of his buildings were in tune with the tones of his writings and opinions on architecture. He saw architecture as a movement and progression that was beyond any one man’s ability to change. Furthermore, he waged war against those who tried, insisting…

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    Introduction Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier were two of the world's leading pioneers in architecture and the most influential European theorists and critics of Modern architecture. Loos' most known writing was "Ornament and Crime," which encouraged the removal of decoration and the use of smooth and clear surfaces, in contrast to the lavish decorations that appeared at that time. His white stripped-down buildings influenced minimal massing in modern architecture and expressed lack of…

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    In fact, the notion is actually the reverse from what people thought. “The Poor Rich Man” by Adolf Loos illustrates the life of a newly rich man living in a house. The house was furnished and the owner’s clothes were designed by a designer, who also defined where should he use each of the apparels throughout his house. For the designer, there was no reason to change or add new objects. This story aims to show that the Secession houses were like a sarcophagus because life was coagulated in the…

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    The Nazi Regime

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    Why was it that the Jewish community did not comprehend the oppression and segregation forming as the Nazi Regime grew? As the Nazi Regime gained more and more authority, the threat towards “non-Aryan” men, women, and children began to grow. Jews, Gypsies, mentally handicapped, and physically disabled, slowly began to see antisemitism directed towards them. As Nazism began to spread throughout Germany, Nazi oppression became worse and worse towards those who were not “Aryan”. Between Dignity and…

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    Immediately following the evacuation, the Germans initiated Fall Rot and turned their sights on wiping out the remaining separated French forces in the south. France was declared an open city, when the French government fled from Paris because of the advancing Germans. German forces arrived in Paris on June 14th. Ironically enough, as Hitler insisted, three days later the French government officially surrendered in the same railcar the Germans surrendered in at the conclusion of WWI at…

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    The Holocaust: Extermination or simple segregation? The spark that ignited the flame of Adolf Hitler’s hate started in 1918, when he learned of the German surrender to the Allies of World War One. Enraged, he blamed the surrender on the people in Germany, such as the Jews and Slavs, which he considered to be undesirable and sought to build a Germany were no weakness could hold it down. Hitler sent the undesirables of Germany’s occupation to camps where they were exterminated, and the evidence of…

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    Essay On The Holocaust

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    According to Webster’s online Dictionary, holocaust is defined as, “a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life especially through fire.” In relation to history, between the years of 1933 to 1945, events in Germany lead to what is known today as The Holocaust. It started off as discrimination of Jewish people, referred to as “Jews” during this time, and quickly escalated to a full blown genocide. Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany during this time period, created a political party in…

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    Hitler with Nazy Germany, aimed to essentially rule the world with the Aryan race as its head. Germany’s conflict with the Soviet Union was especially a significant one, and this operation was to mark the beginning of Nazi Germany’s offensive toward the USSR. Although the objective of the operation was to take of the eastern front swiftly in order to focus their personnel on the British, there is something more significant to the matter. There is a lot of history and conflict between the…

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    In Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 And The Final Solution Christopher Browning systematically searches through historical records to trace the actions of the Nazi police Battalion 101. This battalion consisted of older, middle-aged men who joined the police battalion to avoid conscription and the frontline, by all means these men were normal and respectable however, during the Final Solution they were turned into hardened killers. Browning evaluates the factors that these men…

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