Last Harvest

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Last Harvest

How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of

By Witold Rybczynski

Scribner, Hardcover, 9780743235969, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

Description
The bestselling author of "Home" and "A Clearing in the Distance" tells the compelling story of the transformation of a Pennsylvania cornfield into a RneotraditionalS housing development--taking the reader on a revelatory inside tour of real estate in America.


About the Author

Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and Slate, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Home and the A Clearing in the Distance, a biography of frederick Law Olmsted, for which he was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum’s 2007 Vincent Scully Prize.