From Bauhaus To Our House.

First Edition of Tom Wolfe's From Bauhaus to Our House; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Writer Doug Blazek

From Bauhaus To Our House.



Item Number: 104878

New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1981.

First edition of Wolfe’s narrative on modern architecture. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Douglas Tom Wolfe.” The recipient Douglas Blazek is a poet and editor who published the literary chapbook Ole and was proprietor of the Open Skull Press. He is one of the founders of the Mimeo Revolution, a literary movement that sprang up concurrently with The Beats. He was instrumental in bringing non-establishment poets and artists such as Charles Bukowski, Robert Crumb and D. A. Levy into the limelight by publishing their work. He published his first book of poetry under the pseudonym Peter Wellinher. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kiyoshi Kanai. Jacket photograph by Tom Victor.

A searing indictment of modern architecture from one of the founders of the New Journalism, critics met the publication of From Bauhaus to Our House by noting:"Wolfe's agility continues to dazzle… this book is the hottest topic in Manhattan's architectural salons" (New York Times). Featuring over 30 in-text and full-page photogravure illustrations; with duplicate half title, one bound after title page.

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