From Bauhaus to Our House

From Bauhaus to Our House

Book - 1999
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The strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both comedy and intellectual excitement as Wolfe debunks the Euro gods of modern and postmodern architecture and their American counterparts.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1999, c1981.
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780553380637
Branch Call Number: 720/.973/Wol 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill.


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alexander_cameron Feb 11, 2016

In Hooking up Tom Wolfe looked on everything in 2000 from art to teen-age dating and the ‘greats’ of American literature with eagle-eye-tarian candor. In The bonfire of the vanities* nearly a decade before the crash of 2008 he bared the world of hedge funds, junk bonds, and the nouveau riche. And in From Bauhaus to our house it’s architecture, whose emperors have no clothes. The book’s 111 pages are35 years old, but should still be compulsory reading for anyone who wants to know why our cities have grown so graceless, contain so little delight.

*In NVCL’s fiction collection under WOL

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