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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,380 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Wolfe Narrator: Dennis McKee Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement. This is his sequel to The Painted Word, the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years before. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis W | 1/21/2014

    " This is essentially the same book as "The Painted Word" - except instead of lampooning (so delicately though, he wields his lampoon - a tool I imagine to look like a harpoon - as deftly as a needle, at points, letting the subject skewer itself) modern art, he's piercing the same ridiculously, reflexively anti-bourgeois habits of modern architecture. That's pretty much Wolfe's nonfiction career, come to think of in: unmasking the thoughtless anti-bourgeois posing of various sub-countercultures. Tiring? But he does it so well... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Caratelli | 1/17/2014

    " This book made me realize Tom Wolfe knows nothing about architecture or art. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/12/2014

    " Last read this book when I was in Art History. Now that I am in Preservation I wonder if I will look at if differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Auriza Salim | 12/21/2013

    " Buku yang sangat menarik. Tom Wolfe dengan lihai menceritakan kepada kita tentang transisi dari era klasik, modern hingga postmodern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 12/17/2013

    " A book that makes zero attempt to avoid bias and, in doing so, is equal parts hilarious and infuriating. Quick, surprisingly engaging read for such a textbook topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/17/2013

    " Came across this book in my grandparents' collection shortly after taking a modern architecture class. Spot on! Loved it! Had me chuckling - and laughing out loud - all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 12/16/2013

    " I could read this book over and over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 11/4/2013

    " This slim volume tells the history of modern architecture (up to 1981) to mock it as elitist. Entertaining, to a point, but it must be observed that Tom Wolfe, the dandy in the white suit, makes an unlikely (and unpersuasive) champion of the common man's taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 12/29/2012

    " I'm sure this is the wittiest book about 20th Century architecture I will ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 12/20/2012

    " A brutal smack-down of modernist architecture. Don't let the five stars fool you, I don't agree with much of what Wolfe has to say, but how he says is most agreeable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 11/18/2012

    " I love this cynical and historical take on modern architecture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/23/2012

    " Wolfe hates everything. Here, he sneers at modern architecture, which I am inclined to sneer at myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 2/2/2012

    " Loved it. I wish he'd write a second edition, covering the last thirty years... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Petruzzi | 6/13/2010

    " I had no idea that a book on such an (to-me) obscure subject would shape my life to fundamentally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 6/13/2008

    " One of my absolute favorite Tom Wolfe titles! This is a great (and short) read for anyone who loves architecture. It will make you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerman | 7/17/2006

    " So So So funny and informative! Not hard to keep track of schools/movements with Wolfe. Concise and witty as hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Lawless | 9/25/2005

    " I think I was better able to appreciate Wolfe's wit and his criticism of modern architecture now than I would have been way back when I was a student. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise W | 5/11/2005

    " who knew a book about early 20th century architecture could be so funny and searing? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Sisul | 10/6/2003

    " Thank you Tom Wolfe for perfectly pinpointing everything wrong with modern architecture. This book helped put in perspective all my anger and frustration with my architecture lecture classes. See you in hell Eisenman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helie | 10/6/2001

    " I had some great laugh-out-loud moments, but Wolfe was way too disparaging toward the International Style and Bauhaus for me to believe that he was being objective. Still, a fun read, and I learned a lot about architecture! "

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About the Author
Author Tom WolfeTom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such bestselling contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in New York City.