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Witold Rybczynski

Autor(a) de Home; a Short History of an Idea

30+ Works 5,620 Membros 77 Críticas 9 Favorited

About the Author

Witold Rybczynski is an architect and emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Obras por Witold Rybczynski

Home; a Short History of an Idea (1986) 1,006 exemplares
Waiting for the Weekend (1991) 337 exemplares
The Look of Architecture (2001) 194 exemplares

Associated Works

Booknotes: Stories from American History (2001) — Contribuidor — 457 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

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“(The) history of physical amenities can be divided into two major phases: all the years leading up to 1890 and the three following decades. (All) the “modern” devices that contribute to our domestic comfort— central heating, indoor plumbing, running hot and cold water, electric light and power and elevators—were unavailable before 1890, and were all known by 1920. We live, like it or not, on the far side of a technological divide.” —Witold Rybczynski, 1986.


We’ve spent the last 50 years, more importantly the recent 20, doubling down on energy efficiency. We’ll spend the next 50 on energy transformation to ensure the advancement of home and energy-driven comfort is ubiquitous, accessible, and considering equity and energy justice, that it doesn’t kill us all and the planet in the process. That has to be our legacy of affordable comfort.… (mais)
 
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NeelieOB | 15 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2024 |
Interesting, rambling, under-illustrated.
 
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mmparker | 6 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
The subject was interesting, but the writing style did not grab my attention and hold it.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 4 outras críticas | Jul 30, 2023 |

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Obras
30
Also by
4
Membros
5,620
Popularidade
#4,410
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
77
ISBN
113
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
9

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