Witold Rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski has written about architecture and urbanism for The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Home and the award-winning A Clearing in the Distance, as well as The Biography of a Building, The Mysteries of the Mall, and Now I Sit Me Down. The recipient of the National Building Museum’s 2007 Vincent Scully Prize, he lives with his wife in Philadelphia, where he is emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Books by this Author

Makeshift Metropolis
My Two Polish Grandfathers
Last Harvest
The Perfect House
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Author Revealed

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A glass of grappa at the end of the day

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Tom Ripley

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'll leave that to history

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife

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