|Title||Is Modern Architecture Disastrous?|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Wolfe, Tom. - author most recently of From Bauhaus to Our House|
|Taped on||Oct 1, 1981 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Oct 18, 1981|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
|Summary||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."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States.|
Architecture -- United States.
Bauhaus -- Influence.
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