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The Most Beautiful House in the World
The Most Beautiful House in the World
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of the designing and building of his own house. Rybczynski's project began as a workshed; through a series of "happy accidents," however, the structure gradually evolved into a full-fledged house. In tracing this evolution, he touches on matters both theor...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140105667
ISBN-10: 0140105662
Publication Date: 7/1/1990
Pages: 224
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
A delightful book, in which Rybczynski encapsulates a short history of architecture within the telling of how a specific intention (building a boat house, a shed, if you will, where he could indulge himself by building a boat) became, rather, a home for him and his family. Skillfully written - and you have to acknowledge a man who knows how to use the semi-colon correctly, while yet sparingly.... Most of all, he evinces a respect for and a love of language, of words. Delicious (not, to my mind, a hodge-podge - Sorry, Matt.)
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Great example of narrative nonfiction.


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