Look Inside An Architect's Mind
Peering inside Rybczynski's consciousness, we are taken on a giddy ride through childhood memories, adult passions, and conflicting desires. We leap from metaphor to mundane domestic decisions and back to metaphor. Moving back and forth through centuries, we explore ideas that influence the ways we build. Scattered through the text are a sketches which illustrate Rybczynski's thinking processes as he designs -- and redesigns -- his structure.
Witold Rybczynski is a professor and an architect who has published several best-sellers in recent years. His books include "City Life, Home: The Short History Of An Idea," and the Frederick Law Olmsted biography, "A Clearing In The Distance." Written in Rybczynski's usual, lyrical style, "The Most Beautiful House in the World" reads like a novel. This is a book that's sure to appeal to anyone who ever started building one thing and ended up with -- uh -- something else.
Publisher: Viking Penguin