Home: A Short History of an Idea

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.09 X 7.76 X 0.76 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140102314

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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 has written for the Atlantic, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and the New York Times, and has been architecture critic for Saturday Night, Wigwag, and Slate. His book include Taming the Tiger, Paper Heroes, The Most Beautiful House in the World, Waiting for the Weekend, and Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture, City Life and Charleston Fancy. He lives with his wife, Shirley Hallam, in Philadelphia and is Emeritus Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviews

"Here is a book that will change thew ay you look at your house or apartment--for the better."
--People

"Rybczynski's style is as loose and, yes, as comfortable as a down-filled comforter."
--The Christian Science Monitor

"Sensible and stylish"
--Newsweek

"It's a bracing, irreverent, worldly wise book."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Home is serious, historically minded, and exquisitely readable. It is a triumph of intelligence."
--The New Yorker