Van Duzer research, exhibition, and catalog on work of Adolf Loos

In 2003, Leslie Van Duzer (Architecture) received a Fulbright Research Grant in Prague to research the work of architect Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands, an extensive but poorly documented body of work. She spent six months conducting intensive archival research and visiting project sites with her local collaborator, Maria Szadkowska. In fall 2008, museum curator Szadkowska opened an exhibition on the research at the City of Prague Museum and in spring 2009, a 391-page catalog was published in Czech and English. The book is already being translated into Italian and the exhibition is scheduled to travel to Plzen and Brno in the Czech Republic, Italy, and likely London. This exhaustive presentation is the first major survey of Loos's Czech work and the only survey in more than 20 years. It represents a significant contribution to Loos scholarship.