Witold Rybczynski


Witold Rybczynski is Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. His latest book is Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City.

The Unbearable Burden of Invention

from Who Do We Think We Are?, Volume 23, Number 1

A corollary of giving priority to invention is that imitation, once the foundation of creativity in architecture, is banished.

The Flasher of the Arts

from Identities—What Are They Good For?, Volume 20, Number 2

Historically the most conservative of the arts, architecture was an unlikely candidate to carry the red banner of insurrection. And yet.

Contemporary Notions of Home

from Meditations on Exile and Home, Volume 7, Number 3

“The layouts of new houses have changed significantly in the last twenty years.”