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[Reading] ➿ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture By Witold Rybczynski – Arnepistol.co 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 writFrom 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.

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 t.

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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBI 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 has a blandness that would be at home in an airline magazine I also h


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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUB35 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 Rybczynsk


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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBHere 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 matter here brought to us by a very competent writer Delightfully so in fact as Rybczynski has the storyteller's ability to weft and weaveThe stories he has chosen here are a mixed bunch and we are asked to think about such diverse constructions as the American bungalow the Grow Home and public buildings like the Canadian Centre for Architecture He has stories to tell about all of them the people who live in or use them and the odd trends which are sometimes responsible for a particular design As he points out although we use architecture every day of our lives and are clearly affected by it whether we know it or not we are than prone to take it for granted Should we not be aware of what's around us in general? This


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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBThis 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 structures online and when possible visiting them Overall it's a really interesting bookI found the opening section on homes was the best perhaps because I'm familiar with homes than with the public structures discussed later in the book Rybczynski's descriptions of how houses evolved is fascinating what a parlor and a sitting room were; how a kitchen has gone from being hidden to becoming a display room and family room; the use of picture windows in 1950s and 1960s US homes as a way for passersby to look in rather than for h


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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBI 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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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBThree line review When I picked this up at a used bookstore last year I thought it would be some sort of commentary about how society interacts with reflects and relates to the buildings in their everyday lives Unfortunately it's a series of articles about various architectural aspect


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  9. Heather Heather says:

    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBThis 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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    Kindle arnepistol.co ✓ Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture Kindle looking pdf, around: pdf, journey pdf, through free, architecture mobile, Looking Around: download, A Journey epub, Around: A Journey mobile, Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture PDF/EPUBPlanning on building a house I was especially interested in Rybczynski's thoughts and insights about homes and what they should look like From the start I was captivated Wanting to be sleek and modern I thought an architect would uickly confirm my ideas Instead at the start of the book Rybczynski with reasoning brings the reader back to the traditional home and approves of it; and makes me want to build one and live in a lovely little neighborhoodHe moves beyond the house and Looking Around takes us into the cities and towns to look at public bui


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