Most Beautiful House in the World

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 1990 - Art - 211 pages
17 Reviews
Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.

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Review: The Most Beautiful House in the World

User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

A great little book to read, if you want to get a view of architecture from a purposeful dreamer (and aren't we all). Rybczynski muses about how he haphazardly became an architect, and remembers that ... Read full review

Review: The Most Beautiful House in the World

User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

This book starts with his ambition to build a boat, and toward that end, build a shed in which he can build it. It goes on from there, and uses the story as a framework too. So we find out what ... Read full review

Contents

WIND AND WATER I
1
THE BUILDING GAME
21
MAKING SPACE
45
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times", The Atlantic", The New Yorker" and Slate", and is the author of the critically acclaimed Home" and the A Clearing in the Distance", a biography of frederick Law Olmsted, for which he was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize.

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