I have a personal theory that architects are not great writers in general. I once read that nobody would buy Le Corbusier books if he didn’t build those great villas and I agree. I find his books unbearable.
However, sometimes, other disciplines bleed into architecture producing great books. That’s the case of Henri Lefebvre coming from philosophy, Rem Koolhaas from script writing and Tom Wolfe from journalism.
I read “From Bauhaus to Our House” while studying architecture in Europe and it was such a breath of fresh air. Europe tends to be academic and serious in architecture. In contrast, Wolfe’s book is actually pretty funny. He has a very personal voice that both makes a dry topic interesting again and pokes fun at modern architecture.
I asked some uni teachers (history, urbanism, landscape) what they though about the book – it was not in any syllabus – and my impression was that they thought it was a curiosity in the field. So, probably well known but still very much Antilibraries.