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Paperback | $38.00 X | £28.95 | 240 pp. | 6.2 x 9.2 in | December 1981 | ISBN: 9780262680363
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On Adam's House in Paradise, Second Edition

The Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History


This new edition of On Adam's House in Paradise (first published by the Museum of Modern Art) incorporates all the original illustrations and several new ones, as well as additional text by the author.On Adam's House in Paradise "takes off backward through history hunting for Adam's house, the original image. En route, with wry wit and charm, Rykwert singes every generation of architectural theoreticians back to Vitruvius, but he manages to illuminate their efforts and their immolations." ;Charles Moore, Progressive Architecture

About the Author

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.