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HOME: A Short History of an Idea

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM36269

ISBN: 0140102310

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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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LOOKING AROUND

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM507465

ISBN: 0140168893

Condition: POOR CONDITION


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

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM523863

ISBN: 0140102310

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


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