Titolo: Waiting for the Weekend
Casa editrice: Penguin Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Aristotle wrote that we work in order to have leisure. But is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of--the freedom to do nothing--the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend? With fascinating anecdotal detail, Rybczynski unfolds the history of leisure from ancient Rome to the Enlightenment to today, explores the origins of the week and the weekend, and illuminates its profound influences on our lives. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0140126635
Riassunto: Exploring the time we think of as our own, the author discusses the evolution of leisure time in Western civilization, from Aristotle, through the Middle Ages, to the present. By the author of Home. Reprint.
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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