From Bauhaus to our house

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Pocket Books, 1982 - Architecture - 128 pages
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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.

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Review: From Bauhaus to Our House

User Review  - Monica Spencer - Goodreads

As someone who formerly attended a modernist architecture school, I have a certain fondness for that era in history. Rather than building massive testaments to God or rehashing yet another version of ... Read full review

Review: From Bauhaus to Our House

User Review  - Anni - Goodreads

Finally did my long-since overdue compulsory reading about Tom Wolfe's approach to 20th century architecture. Wolfe's good but a tad too loud and outdated from the 21st century standpoint. Has a definite place on the shelf of seminal books, though. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
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About the author (1982)

Tom Wolfe grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University. He received his doctorate in American Studies from Yale University. Mr. Wolfe worked as a reporter for the Springfield Union, The Washington Post, and the New York Herald Tribune. His writing has also appeared in "New York" magazine, "Esquire," and "Harper's"
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In 1965 he published The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, and in 1968 The Pump House Gang and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test were published simultaneously. Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers was published in 1970.
In 1975 Wolfe published The Painted Word, an incandescent, hilarious look at the world of modern art; it caused as much controversy as anything Mr. Wolfe has written. Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine, a collection of essays, was published in 1976.
The Right Stuff, a national bestseller published in 1979, won the American Book Award for general nonfiction. The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters named Mr. Wolfe as recipient of the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for distinguished service in the field of journalism. From Bauhaus to Our House, his distinctive look at contemporary architecture, was published in the fall of 1981 and became another national bestseller; in 1982 he published The Purple Decades: A Reader. Mr. Wolfe's novel The Bonfire of the Vanities was published in 1987, and went on to become one of the top ten bestselling books of the decade.
Tom Wolfe lives in New York City.

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