Wolfe criticizes the trends of the modern architecture for avoiding any external ornamentation. It praises architects as Louis Sullivan who, from ends of the 19th century up to his death in 1924, constructed a good number of adorned buildings. He directs his critique the International Style and the Modern Movement exemplified in architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Him. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.
From Bauhaus to Our House
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981 | Picador, 2009