From Bauhaus to Our House

From Bauhaus to Our House
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2009-11-24
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781429924252

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After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-winning author Tom Wolfe shared his less than favorable thoughts about modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our Haus. In this examination of the strange saga of twentieth century architecture, Wolfe takes such European architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Bauhaus art school founder Walter Gropius to task for their glass and steel box designed buildings that have influenced—and infected—America’s cities.

From Bauhaus to Our House

From Bauhaus to Our House
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1981
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780374158927

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Takes a critical look at the past fifty years of American architecture and assesses the influence of foreign architects and movements

Gropius

Gropius
Author: Fiona MacCarthy
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780674737853

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Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Walter Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the vision and courage that carried him through a politically hostile age. Approaching the Bauhaus founder from all angles, she offers a poignant personal story, one that reexamines the urges that drove Euro-American modernism as a whole.

The Painted Word

The Painted Word
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-10-14
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1429961201

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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. The Painted Word is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1982-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781429955003

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Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

B is for Bauhaus

B is for Bauhaus
Author: Deyan Sudjic
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-03-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780718199470

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This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Buildings in Print

Buildings in Print
Author: John Hill
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-06-29
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783791387123

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This unique volume showcases the best illustrated architecture books ever published. The author, John Hill, is the founder of the hugely influential architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, which recently shifted course to focus entirely on architecture books of all kinds. His selection for this volume spans centuries, continents, and genres to include Le Corbusier's Towards a New Architecture, Project Japan by Rem Koolhaas, Atlas of Another America: An Architectural Fiction by Keith Krumwiede, X-Ray Architecture by Beatriz Colomina and Thomas Wolfe's From Bauhaus to Our House. The books selected are organized into the categories of Manifestos, Histories, Education, Housing, Monographs, Buildings, Exhibitions, Building Cities, and Critiques, and each one has a reproduction of the book's cover along with selected spreads which are accompanied by Hill's informed, personal, and engaging take on what makes the title unique and indispensable. In addition, sidebar "Top 10" lists from many of today's leading critics and architects are scattered throughout. Capturing the best of Hill's insightful and curious mind, this invaluable resource will broaden the world of anyone interested in the field of architecture-- and provide irrefutable arguments for these works' continued relevance.

Mauve Gloves and Madmen Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen  Clutter and Vine
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1988-04-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781429961226

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"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."