Waiting for the Weekend

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Viking Penguin, 1991 - Social Science - 260 pages
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"We work", Aristotle wrote, "in order to have leisure". Today, it's still true, but is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of--the leisure to do nothing--the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend? Waiting for the Weekend gives a fresh and provocative look at the time we think of as our own.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Mr. Rybczynski has made a career out of finding odd themes to pursue, and making them entertaining, and as the book progresses, quite relevant to an informed life. His study of the growth of leisure time, and its value in raising our real standard of living is a good read. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A kind of observing philosopher of the domestic, Rybczynski (an architect by profession: The Most Beautiful House in the World, 1989, etc.) here takes a look at time, work, leisure, and recreation ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

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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