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From Bauhaus to Our House

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        StatementBlackstone Audiobooks
        PublishersBlackstone Audiobooks
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        LC ClassificationsJanuary 2000
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 124 p. :
        Number of Pages94
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        ISBN 10078611620X
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At first, Wolfe argues that the Bauhaus school has its ideological origins in the shattered emotional state of post World War I Europe, and Germany in particular. When World War II came, many of these architects came to the United States and immediately dominated the architectural high culture of the United State, producing a number of students who continued the dominance of this radical left-wing theoretical chic all the way to the early 1980s when the book was written.

He is particularly critical of the importation of Bauhaus architecture into the United States, which here is often referred to as The International Style of architecture. " Compounds of Bauhaus ideologues quickly formed From Bauhaus to Our House governments picked up their styles in public buildings.

The book is short and polemical, advancing savage criticisms of the most famous architectural theorists of the twentieth century such as Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus school of architecture, and associated figures such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for being excessively theoretical, condescending to the consumer and integrating their radical left-wing anti-bourgeois ideology into their buildings.

Wolfe also points out the deep irony of the left-wing architectural establishment, which claims to speak for the working classes but in fact shares no aesthetic tastes with them at all, creates buildings they hate and refuse to live in and that the architectural establishment believe it can re-educate into accepting its tastes. The Bauhaus style is one of smoke, rubble and destruction with a deep socialist impulse and hostility to anything it conceived of as "bourgeois.

In his many books, Wolfe often takes aim at the establishments of various artistic and literary fields, such as art, literature, journalism and architecture.

The Bauhaus architects came to use "bourgeois" as a term of art to mean whatever they disapproved of.