Tom Wolfe Writing Styles in From Bauhaus to Our House

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Perspective

The perspective of From Bauhaus to Our House is that of its author, Tom Wolfe. The book is written largely in the third-person, as a historical narrative which tells the story of the importation of the Bauhaus school to the United States, its quick rise to power and transformation into the International Style, and the subsequent ideological and architectural development of the school. However, Wolfe often moves into the first-person when he testifies to seeing many of the events and publications he describes first-hand.

Wolfe's perspective may come off as politically "conservative". Many readers will see his critique of the radical left-wing culture of the American architectural establishment as coming from the American Right. However, Wolfe denies this. Instead, he simply seems to be to the right of the architectural establishment. It is clear that Wolfe rejects socialism, and especially Marxism. But most on the American left do...

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