Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book]

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Read ç Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Ction aspiration and engineering builders and clients It is the story of the Seagram Building in New York and the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus Ohio a museum that opened without a single painting on view so that critics could better appreciate its design But what of the visitors who want a building that displays art well What of those who work in the building Looking Around explores the notion of the architect as superstar and assesses giants from Palladio to Michael Graves styles from classicism to high tec. I really enjoyed this book which meanders through architecture discussing important differences between domestic briefs galleries public buildings and He is scathing of domestic mock gables hiding flat rooves hyperactive street facades and boring unadorned walls facing the rear garden where people spend most of their timeThe author discusses some of the famous traditional and modernist architects and their work highlighting examples of the best and worst of each type for example Schiphol airport which has no advertising bliss and has cartoons running on TV monitors There are showers and rest cabins and lounges heavily padded in fabric so you can lie down and sleep Compare with Sydney s overtly commercial terminal and I know which I would prefer Good architecture can t be achieved with a bad client

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Read ç Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture From the opening sentences of his first book on architecture Home Witold Rybczynski seduced readers into a new appreciation of the spaces they live in He also introduced us to an unerringly lucid writer who knows how to translate architectural ideas into layman's terms The Dallas Morning News Rybczynski's vast knowledge his sense of wonder and his elegantly uncluttered prose shine on every page of his latest meditation on the art of building Looking Around is about architecture as an art of compromise between beauty and fun. 35 stars I was introduced to Witold Rybczynski s writing way back in high school when I had to read his book Home A Short History of an Idea which I reread again this past summer In my opinion Looking Around was readable than Home if only because it s of an anthology of articles that Rybczynski previously wrote for various publications I don t think any section was longer than 15 pages and many were only 5 or so pages long which made this book very easy to read as I had random pockets of free timeOriginally published in 1993 some of this book s examples and ideas are naturally outdated today For example Rybczynski seems to have a generally favorable opinion of Le Corbusier who has of course fallen out of fashion now in contemporary urban planning circles In addition some of the architectural examples could certainly be updated to recent buildings If this book had been recent I would have bumped it up Summary: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry elegantly uncluttered prose shine on Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed. every page of his latest meditation on the art of building Looking Around is about architecture as an art of compromise between beauty and fun. 35 stars I was introduced to Witold Rybczynski s writing way back in high school when I had to read his book Home A Short History of an Idea which I reread again this past summer In my opinion Looking Around was readable than Home if only because it s of an anthology of articles that Rybczynski previously wrote for various publications I don t think any section was longer than 15 pages and many were only 5 or so pages long which made this book very Assertiveness for Women: An Assertiveness Training GuideFor Women (English Edition) easy to read as I had random pockets of free timeOriginally published in 1993 some of this book s KVM - Mise en oeuvre d'une solution de virtualisation de serveurs examples and ideas are naturally outdated today For Faded Glory Airline Colour Schemes of the Past example Rybczynski seems to have a generally favorable opinion of Le Corbusier who has of course fallen out of fashion now in contemporary urban planning circles In addition some of the architectural The Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You examples could certainly be updated to recent buildings If this book had been recent I would have bumped it up

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Read ç Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture H It demonstrates how architecture actually works or doesn't in corporate headuarters airports private homes and the special buildings designed to represent our civilization For all its erudition Looking Around is also bracingly straightforward Rybczynski looks closely and critically at structures that may once have dazzled us with their ostentation and expense and sees them as triumphs or failures of aesthetic ideals and of lasting function This is a fascinating and illuminating book about an art form integral to our lives. Love the perspective this book gives on ways to appreciate architecture Rybczynski is not one to simply discard a building because it functions as a residence but asks his readers to pay attention to what intersections happen in each structure and how well that structure facilitates that meeting especially over time


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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] I imagine these magazine pieces would have felt relevant for a year or so after publication but by 1992 when this collection was assembled their shelf life was approaching its end Rybczynski's writing has none of the freshness of an architecture critic like Paul Goldberger or the pungency of a Robert Hughes It

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    Witold Rybczynski º 2 Characters Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture 35 stars I was introduced to Witold Rybczynski's writing way back in high school when I had to read his book Home A Short History of an Idea which I reread again this past summer In my opinion Looking Around was readable than Home if only because it's of an anthology of articles that Rybczynski previously wrote for various publications I don't think any section was longer than 15 pages and many were only 5 or so pages long which

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    Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Witold Rybczynski º 2 Characters Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Here is an unusual book Witold Rybczynski takes us wandering through the professional byways of a subject usually reserved for a intellectual readership if such a thing exists Why architecture is important and what makes it so is the subject

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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski This is a book of reprinted magazine essays from the 1980s and as such it suffers as any book would from being both outdated and repetitive But there are a ton of fascinating insights in the book and it whets your appetite for reading about the architects who are mentioned looking at buildings and other struct

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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture I really enjoyed this book which meanders through architecture discussing important differences between domestic

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    Download Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Witold Rybczynski º 2 Characters Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Three line review When I picked this up at a used bookstore last year I thought it would be some sort of comment

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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Love the perspective this book gives on ways to appreciate architecture Rybczynski is not one to simply discard a building because it functions as a residence but asks his readers to pay attention to what intersections happen in each structure and how well that structure facilitates that meeting especially over time

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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Witold Rybczynski º 2 Characters Serves as a really accessible introduction to the frameworks of modern and postmodern architecture primarily in the US Came away with much to

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    Review º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Witold Rybczynski Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] This is a series of essays and articles that rewards slow thoughtful reading if you are interested in how architecture functions as part of a society and as part of history

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    Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture [E–pub/E–book] Planning on building a house I was especially interested in Rybczynski's thoughts and insights about homes and what they should look l

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  • Paperback
  • 301
  • Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture
  • Witold Rybczynski
  • English
  • 26 June 2020
  • 9780140168891