FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE

Wolfe Tom

Published by New York Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1981, 1981
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First edition With numerous photos throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original yellow cloth over blue cloth in colour dustjacket. (8),143 pp. A fine copy, very clean and well preserved. In 1975 Wolfe made his first foray into art criticism with The Painted Word, in which he argued that art theory had become too pervasive because the art world was controlled by a small elitist network of wealthy collectors, dealers and critics. Art critics were, in turn, highly critical of Wolfe's book, arguing that he was a philistine who knew nothing of what he wrote. Undeterred by the hostile critical response to The Painted Word, and perhaps even encouraged by the stir the book made, Wolfe set about writing a critique of modern architecture. Wolfe bluntly lays out his thesis in the introduction to From Bauhaus to Our House with a riff on the patriotic song "America the Beautiful"; "O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, has there ever been another place on earth where so many people of wealth and power have paid for and put up with so much architecture they detested as within thy blessed borders today?". Bookseller Inventory # 20081

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Title: FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE

Publisher: New York Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1981

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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