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The Look of Architecture

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2002 - 130 pages
One of the nation's foremost experts on architecture discusses the role of style in the "language" of the discipline, and shows how Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Allan ...
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Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers

Witold Rybczynski, Laurie Olin - Architecture - 2007 - 274 pages
Like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, Vizcaya represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure ...
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My Two Polish Grandfathers: And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life

Witold Rybczynski - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 240 pages
AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI DELIVERS A REVELATORY COLLECTION OF LINKED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS -- PART MEMOIR, PART FAMILY HISTORY -- ABOUT ...
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Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town

Witold Rybczynski - Social Science - 2007 - 356 pages
In Last Harvest, the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural ...
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Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities

Witold Rybczynski - Social Science - 2010 - 256 pages
In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live ...
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The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2013 - 320 pages
"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the ...
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A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Cent

Witold Rybczynski - History - 2013 - 480 pages
In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski, the bestselling author of Home and City Life, illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major ...
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One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw

Witold Rybczynski - History - 2013 - 176 pages
The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay ...
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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2013 - 368 pages
An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and ...
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