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Program NumberS0481
TitleIs Modern Architecture Disastrous?
PBS Number1116
HostBuckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.
Guest(s)1) Wolfe, Tom.  - author most recently of From Bauhaus to Our House

Taped onOct 1, 1981 (New York City, NY)
Broadcast DateOct 18, 1981
Duration60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)
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SummaryA 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.
Related Document(s)Type(s): Transcript
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Type(s): Transcript, research materials
Type(s): Transcript
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