America: Constructing a Country Through Its Cities (Witold Rybczynski)

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America: Constructing a Country Through Its Cities (Witold Rybczynski)

  • 1995 ----- color ----- 28 min ----- vhs
  • (Upon Reflection series) Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Witold Rybczynski, Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, and author whose work includes City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, Waiting for the Weekend. In his latest book, The Most Beautiful House in the World, he examines a number of American cities to assess what we want from cities, how they evolved, and what makes them unique. Professor Rybczynski also discusses the historical significance of American cities and how they compare with older cities like Paris or London.
  • Topics: (Architecture, Cities and Towns, United States, Urban Planning/Restoration)