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Witold Rybczynski (born in 1943, in Edinburgh, Scotland), is a Canadian architect, professor and writer. Edinburgh (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...


Rybczynski was born in Edinburgh of Polish parentage and raised in Surrey, England before moving at a young age to Canada. He received Bachelor of Architecture (1960) and Master of Architecture (1972) degrees from McGill University in Montreal. Not to be confused with Surry. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. ... The Master of Architecture (M.Arch. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, non-denominational, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ...


Rybczynski has written more than 200 articles and papers on the subject of housing, architecture, and technology, many of which are aimed at a non-technical readership and have earned considerable readership and respect. Currently, he writes many of these articles as architecture critic for Slate. Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Slate is an online news and culture magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley and owned by Microsoft (as part of MSN). ...


After several years spent teaching at McGill University, he now lives in Philadelphia and is the Martin and Margy Myerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701  - Mayor... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the private university in Philadelphia. ...


Awards and recognition

His book Home: A History of An Idea was nominated for the 1986 Governor General's Award for non-fiction. Home: A History of An Idea is a book published in 1986 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... Each winner of the 1986 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ...


His book A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and North America in the Nineteenth Century won the Anthony J. Lukas Prize and was short-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize in 2000. A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and North America in the Nineteenth Century is a book published in 1999 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... The Charles Taylor Prize is a Canadian literary award, presented by the Charles Taylor Foundation to the best Canadian work of literary non-fiction. ...


In 2007 he was the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize. The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design. ...


Bibliography

Taming the Tiger is the 1998 album by Joni Mitchell, and to date her last release of all-new material. ... Home: A History of An Idea is a book published in 1986 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... The Most Beautiful House in the World is a book published in 1989 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... Waiting for the Weekend is a book published in 1991 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and North America in the Nineteenth Century is a book published in 1999 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw is a book published in 2000 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski. ... Laurie Olin (b. ...

External links

  • Author page at Penguin Canada
  • Faculty page at University of Pennsylvania

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Witold Rybczynski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
Witold Rybczynski (born in 1943, in Edinburgh, Scotland), is a Canadian architect, professor and writer.
Rybczynski was born in Edinburgh of Polish parentage and raised in Surrey, England before moving at a young age to Canada.
Rybczynski has written more than 200 articles and papers on the subject of housing, architecture, and technology, many of which are aimed at a non-technical readership and have earned considerable readership and respect.
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