Discuss Tom Wolfe’s critique of modern architecture’s avoidance of any external ornamentation including his criticism of the International Style and its proponents and his preference for buildings with ornamentation.

“From Bauhaus to Our House”, by Tom Wolfe, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991

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Discuss the author’s critique of modern architecture’s avoidance of any external ornamentation including his criticism of the International Style and its proponents and his preference for buildings with ornamentation. Discuss why he believes the Bauhaus philosophy which was based on a political philosophy is not relevant to America

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