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Item Title: Is Modern Architecture Disastrous?
Guest: Wolfe, Tom
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Date Created: October 01, 1981
Description: A rip-roaring attack on the shibboleths of modern architecture-and with a Firing Line rarity, visual aids (illustrations from Mr. Wolfe's book).

TW: "The irony of this is all these forms were created for the workers in the ruins and rubble of Germany after the First World War under a Socialist government, and somehow, as if they had bounced off Telstar, landed on Sixth Avenue, Park Avenue-practically any avenue you want to name in any large American city....

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Description: A rip-roaring attack on the shibboleths of modern architecture-and with a Firing Line rarity, visual aids (illustrations from Mr. Wolfe's book). TW: "The irony of this is all these forms were created for the workers in the ruins and rubble of Germany after the First World War under a Socialist government, and somehow, as if they had bounced off Telstar, landed on Sixth Avenue, Park Avenue-practically any avenue you want to name in any large American city.... Far from housing workers these structures ... are housing the corporate giants of America.... And they are all in worker-housing forms."

Description (cont'd): Far from housing workers these structures ... are housing the corporate giants of America.... And they are all in worker-housing forms."
Theme(s): Radio & Television
Subject(s): United States ; Influence ; Architecture ; Architecture, Modern ; Bauhaus
Language(s): English
Country of Origin: United States
Place Recorded: New York City, New York, United States
Dimensions: Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Moving Image, Text
Medium: television programs
Aspect Ratio:
4:3
4:3
Color:
color
color
Soundtrack:
sound
sound
Hoover ID: Program S0481
Record Number: 80040.722
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