Foundation Book Talk: Witold Rybczynski

Join the Center for Architecture Foundation and author Witold Rybczynski for a discussion of How Architecture Works.

In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, answers our most fundamental questions about how good—and not-so-good—buildings are designed and constructed.

Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he takes us behind the scenes, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to “read” plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail—of a stair balustrade, for instance—can convey an architect’s vision.

Witold Rybczynski has written about architecture for The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York Times, and Slate. Among his award-winning books are HomeThe Most Beautiful House in the World, and A Clearing in the Distance, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, where he is the emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. How Architecture Works is his eighteenth book.

 

Lecture

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Where: 

    The Center for Architecture
    536 LaGuardia Place
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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