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The Most Beautiful House in the World
The Most Beautiful House in the World
Author: Witold Rybczynski
The author provides an eloquent examination of the links between being and building, as he tells the story of the designing and building of his own house.
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ISBN-13: 9780670819812
ISBN-10: 0670819816
Publication Date: 5/23/1989
Pages: 224
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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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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