Looking Around

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Looking Around by Witold Rybczynski
Paperback $18.00

Dec 01, 1993 | 320 Pages

  • Paperback $18.00

    Dec 01, 1993 | 320 Pages

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“Informative and provocative, an excellent companion in plance, train, living room, kitchen, or porch”
The Washington Post

“You only have to look around to see how thought-provoking these essays are.”
The New York Times

“His best work to date.”
&#151The Boston Sunday Globe

Table Of Contents

I. Homes and Houses
Home, Sweet Bungalow Home
Good Housekeeping
The Androgynous Home
Looking Back to the Future
If a Chair Is a Work of Art, Can You Still Sit on It?
Getting Away from It All
As American as Blue-Jeans and Sweat Shirts
From Mao’s House to Our House
Habitat Revisited
Hot Housing Buttons
Living Smaller
Should Suburbs Be Designed?
Our Town
II. Special Places
A Place Map
Art Inside the Walls
At the Mall
Curious Shrines
The Birthplace of Postmodernism
A National Gallery
A National Billboard
A Homemade House
III. The Art of Building
Little Architects, Little Architecture
“But Is It Art”?
How to Pick an Architect
Low-Cost Classicism
A Decade of Disorientation: 1910-19
High Tech
Will the Real California Architecture Please Stand Up?
Shaping Chicago’s Future
God Isn’t in the Details, After All
The Seven Implants of Postmodern Architecture
Listen to the Melody

Reprise: The Art of Building, or the Building of Art?

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