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. His latest books are The Biography of a Building and The Mysteries of the Mall. 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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Misuse of words

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Potatoes

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading

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