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“A search-and-destroy mission against architectural pretensions . . . a funny book.” ―New York
“Full of insight . . . marvelously right.” ―People
“Wolfe's delightfully witty, biting history of modern architecture is a scintillating high comedy of big money, manners, and massive manipulation of public taste.” ―Publishers Weekly
“No wonder . . . this book is the hottest topic in Manhattan's architectural salons.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“Tom Wolfe has squeezed a funny tale out of glass and stone. . . hilarious.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“Sharp serpent's-tooth wit, useful cultural insight, and snazzy zip! pop! writing.” ―Playboy
The snarky style of Tom Wolfe' style of writing does not change the truth of what he observes. A thought provoking history of modern architecture.Published 27 days ago by Wanderer
A clever and witty short book, but I hoped it would be more of the hilarious trashing of the art industry that Wolfe included in his recent Florida novel.Published 2 months ago by T. Umrath
I love Tom Wolfe, and I've always hated the Bauhaus, minimalism, and every type of "Gimmick" art. Tom Wolfe leaves it all bare.Published 4 months ago by sue
this one goes with The Painted Word also by Wolfe entertaining and surprisingly informativePublished 4 months ago by Sean Helmi
For people who are bored and frustrated by bleak modernist architecture, the book will resonate, delight, and provide a bit of background as to how it came to be so pervasive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charlie C.
This is a dead on story of modern architecture. All of the players are here. The emperor's new clothes of architecture.Published 5 months ago by Pat Sponseller