Rybczynski / Bachelard swap


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Rybczynski / Bachelard swap

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Nov 5, 2006, 6:27pm

Two of the most commonly shared books in this group are The most beautiful house in the world by Witold Rybczynski and The poetics of space by Gaston Bachelard.

I have Bachelard but not Rybczynski - Are you the opposite? Is anyone interested in a swap?

Nov 6, 2006, 9:22am

In my opinion, those with Rybczynski would be foolish to swap for Bachelard. (Although his bibliography might be more useful than his text.)

Nov 10, 2006, 3:27am

I suspect you're right, but then it doesn't have to be a permanent trade :)

Nov 10, 2006, 5:03pm

An observation - Rybczynski books are probably second only to FLLW books on the Books Most Frequently Given to Architects by Family & Friends. I own 2 or 3 Rybczynski books, all of which were given to me. Of those I have only read his bio of Olmstead, which was pretty good.

5stephanie_siu First Message
May 14, 2007, 10:16pm

It definitely makes sense to take a look at Rybczynski if you're reading Bachelard. He's not difficult to get into. The most beautiful house in the world drew me in pretty quickly. I'd also recomend Space and Place: the perspective of experience by Yi-Fu Tuan.