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The Look of Architecture

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2001 - 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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The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2003 - 320 pages
The award-winning author of A Clearing in the Distance focuses on the designs, constructions, and writings of the Italian Renaissance architect, noting the influence of his ...
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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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Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town: Real Estate Development from ...

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2008 - 315 pages
Traces the creation of a rural Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning and building stages to the residencies of its first owners, in an account that offers ...
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City Life

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 1996 - 256 pages
Tracing the development of American cities and city life from early colonial settlements to the familiar downtowns of today, a sweeping cultural history reveals how our urban ...
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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th ...

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 1999 - 480 pages
Chronicles the life and career of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and the effect his ideas had on American culture
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One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2001 - 176 pages
Traces the history of the screwdriver from a sketch in da Vinci's pad to a later patent and mass production.
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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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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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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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