Witold Rybczynski: How Architecture Works

Wednesday 04 December, 2013
6 - 8pm, $10

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

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In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, renowned author and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, explains the central elements that make up good building design, using a wide range of examples from the rich and varied world of modern architecture.  The book serves as a guide to analyzing contemporary design from a humanist’s perspective, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. Through well-detailed examples, he takes the reader behind the scenes to explore key design decisions, from a building’s response to its site down to the details of a stair balustrade, broadening the reader’s understanding and appreciation of the built environment and the role architecture plays in shaping the human experience.   

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