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From Bauhaus to Eco-House: A History of Ecological Design The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics Lbj's Texas White House: ''Our Heart's Home''. Read From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe for free with a 30 day free trial. Gropius opened the Bauhaus in Weimar, the German capital, in This books (From Bauhaus to Our House [PDF]) Made by Tom Wolfe. Description this book From Bauhaus to Our House Tom Wolfe, "America s most skillful satirist" ("The Atlantic Monthly"), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to "The Painted Word.".
Every child goes to school in a building that looks like a duplicating-machine replacement-parts wholesale distribution warehouse. The contradiction between this bare, spare, impersonal, and highly abstract architecture and the civilization it serves provides the setting of From Bauhaus to Our House. This has been the American century-just as the seventeenth century was the British century-the epoch in which a young giant achieves tremendous military and economic power and flexes its muscles, bursting with energy and exuberance and wallowing, in excess. And what architecture does America have to show for it? An architecture whose tenets prohibit every manifestation of exuberance, power, or even high spirits, as the height of bad taste. Reviews "Mr.
The Bauhaus eventually dissolved itself under pressure from the Nazis in During the years of World War II, many of the key figures of the Bauhaus emigrated to the United States, where their work and their teaching philosophies influenced generations of young architects and designers. This is an important milestone in the digitisation of essential but hard-to-get art publications for the public use and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation.
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I like modernist buildings; I also like Second Empire buildings, Richardsonian Romanesque buildings, Prairie style buildings. I love the history behind architecture, and how it shows the changing tastes of its time.
Buildings reflect the time in which they were built, and it would simply be very boring if every building was built in the same style. A lot of those buildings had social planning goals, and I think the modernist architects really thought that their steel and glass high rises would be the ideal place for people to live. I think most modernist architects working in would have predicted that everyone in major urban areas would live in giant skyscrapers by the year The broad trend over the last 30 years is for new housing in the suburbs to be in the boring McMansion style, while people who are staying in the middle of metro areas have generally been quite happy to rehab old houses or repurpose old industrial buildings for lofts.
I know I just made a sweeping generalization, and I know the above statement might not hold true for other urban areas around the United States, but that seems to be the general trend here in the Twin Cities.
The Wikipedia article about the Pruitt-Igoe development is a fascinating read. Completed in , the complex quickly became a haven for crime, and in the city began demolishing it. I also feel compelled to defend Minoru Yamasaki because he designed one of my favorite buildings in downtown Minneapolis, the beautiful NWNL building from One of my favorite touches is the reflecting pool that runs along the entire south side of the building.