From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981) discusses how the architectural principles of middle European workers housing of the 1920s were converted into the International Style of 20th-century American architecture.
In Tom Wolfe’s hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the twentieth century makes for both hight comedy and intellectual excitement (…) Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic corm in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work à la mode.
– Tom Wolfe, From Bauhaus to Our House, back flap.
The book has English text and it has been illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the discussed buildings and places.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings, and the binding is fine. The dust-jacket has some minor signs of shelf wear, and there is one small tear on its back.