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From Bauhaus to Our House

Tom Wolfe

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.

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The Silver Prince
Our story begins in germany just after the first
World War. Young American architects, along with
artists, writers, and odd-lot intellectuals, are roaming through Europe. This great boho adventure is called “the Lost Generation.” Meaning what? In The Liberation of American Literature, V. F. Calverton wrote that American artists and writers had suffered from a “colonial complex” throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and had timidly imi­tated European models—but that after World War I they had .nally found the self-con.dence
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"A search-and-destroy mission against architectural pretensions . . . a funny book."--New York
 
"Full of insight . . . marvelously right."--People
 
"Wolfe's delightfully witty, biting history of modern architecture is a scintillating high comedy of big money, manners, and massive manipulation of public taste."--Publishers Weekly
 
"No wonder . . . this book is the hottest topic in Manhattan's architectural salons."--The New York Times Book Review

"Tom Wolfe has squeezed a funny tale out of glass and stone. . . hilarious."--The Wall Street Journal

"Sharp serpent's-tooth wit, useful cultural insight, and snazzy zip! pop! writing."--Playboy

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tom Wolfe

  • TOM WOLFE is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

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From Bauhaus to Our House

Tom Wolfe

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