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The Look of Architecture

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2002 - 130 pages
A witty and engaging examination of style in architecture by bestselling author Witold Rybczynski
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The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

Witold Rybczynski - Architecture - 2003 - 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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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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