Synopses & Reviews
Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.
"A search-and-destroy mission against architectural pretensions . . . a funny book."--New York
"Full of insight . . . marvelously right."--People
"Wolfe's delightfully witty, biting history of modern architecture is a scintillating high comedy of big money, manners, and massive manipulation of public taste."--Publishers Weekly
"No wonder . . . this book is the hottest topic in Manhattan's architectural salons."--The New York Times Book Review
"Tom Wolfe has squeezed a funny tale out of glass and stone. . . hilarious."--The Wall Street Journal
"Sharp serpent's-tooth wit, useful cultural insight, and snazzy zip! pop! writing."--Playboy
About the Author
is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities
, The Right Stuff
, and I Am Charlotte Simmons
. He lives in New York City.