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In the context of the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, the CCA presents twenty-four broadcasts from the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, by The Open University. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.cca.qc.ca/A305. In television broadcast 12, Tim Benton looks at a number of buildings in Vienna designed by Adolf Loos, including the Goldman and Salatsch store, Kniže’s, the Scheu house and the Moller house. These projects illustrate Loos’s characteristic handling of space and concern with craftsmanship and materials. Benton shows how Loos’s work developed from a sophisticated version of Arts and Crafts to something close to the International Style. Written by Tim Benton, directed by Edward Hayward, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 7 June 1975 on BBC2.