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Waiting for the Weekend (Library Edition)

Witold Rybczynski

Editore: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011
ISBN 10: 1455117366 / ISBN 13: 9781455117369
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Titolo: Waiting for the Weekend (Library Edition)

Casa editrice: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

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Explore the history and the nature of the time we consider ''our own''.

''We work,'' Aristotle wrote, ''in order to have leisure.'' Today, this is still true. But is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of--the freedom to do nothing--the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend?

There have always been breaks from the routine of work--taboo days, market days, public festivals, holy days--we couldn't survive without them. In Waiting for the Weekend, Witold Rybczynski unfolds the history and evolution of leisure time in Western civilization, from Aristotle, through the Middle Ages, to the present. Along the way, he explores how the psychological needs that leisure time seeks to fulfill have changed as the nature of work has changed.

L'autore: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI has written about architecture for the New York Times, Time, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and Slate, and is the author of the award-winning A Clearing in the Distance. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, where he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

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