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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

A book about architecture: what architects do, how they get it right, what an architectural genius can see, and what distinguishes architecture from other arts. Illustrated.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-203) and index.

About the Author

Witold Rybczynski of Polish parentage, was born in Edinburgh in 1943, raised in Surrey, and attended Jesuit schools in England and Canada. He received Bachelor of Architecture (1960) and Master of Architecture (1972) degrees from McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of more than fifty articles and papers on the subject of housing, architecture, and technology, including the books Taming the Tiger, Paper Heroes, The Most Beautiful House in the World, Waiting for the Weekend, and Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture (all available in Penguin), and most recently, City Life. He lives with his wife, Shirley Hallam, in Philadelphia and is the Martin and Margy Myerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

1. Wind and Water

2. The Building Game

3. Making Space

4. Fitting In

5. Just a Barn

6. Chrysalis

7. The Mind's Eye

8. The Most Beautiful House in the World

Notes on Sources

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140105667
Author:
Rybczynski, Witold
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Architecture domestique
Subject:
Rybczynski, Witold
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Homes and haunts
Subject:
Rybczynski, Witold - Homes and haunts
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.63 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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