Rybczynski, Witold

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RYBCZYNSKI, Witold. Canadian/American (born Scotland), b. 1943. Genres: Architecture, Homes/Gardens, Urban studies. Career: Consultant, Banco de Mexico, 1974-80, UN Environment Program, 1976, International Development Research Centre, 1977, and World Bank, 1978; McGill University, Montreal, professor, 1975-93; University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, 1994-. Publications: Paper Heroes: A Review of Appropriate Technology, 1980; Taming the Tiger: The Struggle to Control Technology, 1983; Home: A Short History of An Idea, 1986; The Most Beautiful House in the World, 1989; Waiting for the Weekend, 1991; Looking Around: A Journey through Architecture, 1992; A Place for Art, 1993; City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, 1995; A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century, 1999; The Look of Architecture, 2001; The Perfect House, 2002.