From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe [FIRST EDITION] 1981
From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe
FIRST EDITION  FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
4th Printing. Hardcover with dust jacket in Very Good condition.
Some light shelf / edge wear to dust jacket; now housed in a new HD brodart jacket protector.
Book itself has a very slight slant to binding and one small discolored spot on rear boards. Otherwise, near mint.
Walter Groppius, granddaddy of steel and glass, conceived his architectural vision in the rubble of WW I and the decadence of Weimar in the decade after. His doctrine found fertile soil in America, where it was time to adopt a clearly defined and suitable representative architecture.
Tom Wolfe, author of THE PAINTED WORD and THE RIGHT STUFF, treats us to a chronicle of the trends that ultimately brought us the ubiquitous and baffling "glass box" of modern commerce.
The strange saga of American architecture in the twentieth century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement as Wolfe debunks the European gods of modern and postmodern architecture and their American counterparts.