Image above: From The Architects Collaborative, published 1966 by Arthur Niggli, Switzerland.
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Tom Lehrer is a satirist best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s. Shortly after Alma Mahler’s death in 1964, he wrote a song called "Alma," which centered on her role as wife and muse to three prominent artists -- the composer Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel. The tone is irreverent and paints her as a somewhat temperamental companion.