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From Bauhaus to Our House Summary
Tom Wolfe

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Tom Wolfe ranks among the most iconoclastic literary and art critics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The author of numerous books and a famous coiner of widely used phrases like "radical chic," "the right stuff," and "the Me decade," Wolfe has had a major impact on American culture, journalism and aesthetic critique. In his many books, Wolfe often takes aim at the establishments of various artistic and literary fields, such as art, literature, journalism and architecture. From Bauhaus to Our House is his critique of modern architecture and the architectural establishment.

The book is short and polemical, advancing savage criticisms of the most famous architectural theorists of the twentieth century such as Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus school of architecture, and associated figures such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for being excessively theoretical, condescending to the consumer and integrating their radical left-wing anti-bourgeois ideology...

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