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Pages: 143

Language: English

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T) (Sept. 1981)

By: Tom Wolfe(Author)

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

"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 "

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  • By Timothy Bates on 10 April 2017

    The best critique of the ugly "built space" we we are told is beyond critique, because beauty doesn't exist.

  • By Fran Richardson on 20 February 2008

    From the cover:Do you like modern architecture? Can you consider the squat concrete blockhouses and dust-balsted skyscrapers which disfigure our everyday lives without doubting the sanity of the architects who designed them? In this book the sharpest social critic of our time asks why we have not got the architecture we deserve, and launches a devastating and timely attack on the hideous follies of modern architecture.

  • By Edward Lynch on 16 July 2009

    An interesting short read from Tom Wolfe, not as engaging as Wolfe's The Right Stuff, but recommended if you have an interest in modern architecture (up to the 1980's at least), especially if you have a feeling it has become disconnected from human need!

  • By Guest on 8 June 2015

    Still a very good read, a third of a century after written.A poser ( see front cover) dissing the posers is an irony.Dated a bit in style and in us knowing what happened next. He writes " a supremely urbane going man like Johnson..moving to Chicago was a bit (much)". Urbane rings a bit coy in the age of marriage for all.Like other Wolfe works, the book doesn't finish, it just doesn't go on any more.But in all I would have been happy with my buy, even if I had paid the cover price.

  • By Junyo on 2 April 2015

    Anyone wanting a great laugh should have this book and be sure to mail a copy to his architects, Messrs. Grey, White & Beige.

  • By vicky de rivera on 6 April 2014

    i'm a big fan of tom Wolfe, and his book on architecture was better than i thought it would be....

  • By Craig Calhoun on 7 April 2015

    Great book. Still great the second time around.

  • By shankill on 24 August 2016

    Great, thanks

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