“How should one dress? Fashionable. How do one dress fashionable? Getting noticed as little as possible” (Adolf Loos, Come ci si veste, Skira editore 2016) Adolf Loos, who lived at the turn of the 20th century, can be considered  one of the great pioneers of modern architecture, as well as a great innovator in various interdisciplinary fields. He produced a large number...

New York 1917. “After fixing the ceiling for a while and then the floor, without a word, Arthur takes off his jacket and drops it on the platform. Then he gets rid of his tie and his waistcoat and begins to undo the shirt buttons one by one. He takes it off as if he wanted to rip...

MONOGRAM s. m. [from the lat. late monogram -mătis: cf. the adj. g. μονογράμματος «single letter format», comp. of μονο- «mono-» and γράμμα «sign, figure, letter»] (pl. -i). - Set of several letters (one word or several words) joined and superimposed in nexus, thus forming a single graphic sign, usually used to express a personal...