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PERFECT HOUSE

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Seller ID: IM228616

ISBN: 0743221397

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Now I Sit Me Down

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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ISBN: 0374537038

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LOOKING AROUND

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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ISBN: 0140168893

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From the opening sentences of his first book on architecture, Home, Witold Rybczynski seduced readers into a new appreciation of the spaces they live in. He also introduced us to "an unerringly lucid writer who knows how to translate architectural ideas into layman's terms" (The Dallas Morning News). Rybczynski's vast knowledge, his sense of wonder, and his elegantly uncluttered prose shine on every page of his latest meditation on the art of building. Looking Around is about architecture as an art of compromise--between beauty and function, aspiration and engineering, builders and clients.... View more info

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HOME: A Short History of an Idea

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Seller ID: IM523863

ISBN: 0140102310

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Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small--from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments--on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home." You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives--and how... View more info

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HOME: A Short History of an Idea

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Seller ID: IM36269

ISBN: 0140102310

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Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small--from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments--on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home." You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives--and how... View more info

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CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE: Frederick Law Olmsted an

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Seller ID: IM214625

ISBN: 0684824639

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In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, the bestselling author of "Home" and "City Life" illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first lar... View more info

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CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Seller ID: IM215758

ISBN: 0684865750

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In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski, the bestselling author of "Home" and "City Life, " illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, and Boston's Back Bay Fens. But Olmsted's contemporaries knew a man of even more extraordinarily diverse talents. Born in 1822, he traveled to China on a merchant ship at the age of twenty-on... View more info

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CITY LIFE

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

Price: $6.50

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Seller ID: IM214662

ISBN: 0684825295

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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 an... View more info