CITY LIFE

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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From "one of our most original, accessible, and stimulating writers on architecture" (Library Journal) comes a captivating account of the life and work of Andrea Palladio, the father of domestic architecture. Once, architectural genius was reserved for temples and palaces, not private houses. But with his beautiful, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio changed design forever. His 1570 architectural treatise was studied by Thomas Jefferson and Inigo Jones and proved critical to the design of Monticello and the White House. And his influence can still be seen today--in grand porches and columned porticoes, in our front door pediments and ceiling heights. Palladio's villas, situated along the Brenta river, just a short distance from Venice, are an increasingly popular tourist attraction. In The Perfect House, Rybczynski acts as an enchanted and illuminating tour guide, both to some of the world's most elegant dwellings, and to the man who built them. Combining the compelling biographical narrative of his bestselling A Clearing in the Distance with his renowned architectural insight, Rybczynski's charming meditation explores the dawn of domestic architecture, and provides a new way of looking at every building we inhabit or visit today.

Title: CITY LIFE

Author Name: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

Categories: Arch HISTORY/Criticism,

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

ISBN Number: 0684825295

ISBN Number 13: 9780684825298

Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM214662

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