Science and the Failure of Architecture

An Intellectual History
  • Amos Rapoport
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 11)


I was born on March 28, 1929, in Warsaw, Poland. After the outbreak of World War II, my parents—Joshua and Mala Rapoport—and I managed to get away and survive through a series of extraordinary events. In June 1941 we ended up in Shanghai, China (one of the few places where no visa was needed) where we were trapped by the outbreak of the Pacific war. I was lucky to attend an outstanding school—Shanghai Jewish School. Thus, when after the war we emigrated to Australia I was ready to begin my studies. I still think of myself as an Australian, although I have now lived in the United States, on and off, since 1963. Partly as a result of my travels I know a number of languages.


Theory Development Cultural Landscape Environmental Design Intellectual History Explanatory Theory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amos Rapoport
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  1. 1.School of Architecture and Urban PlanningUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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