Kenneth Frampton

This is a remarkably elegant orthographic work which is at the same time the result of a unique program of meticulous research into the technical constitution and construction of thirteen outstanding modern buildings realized in seven countries over the past fifteen years. What is audaciously effective is the way in which the author synthesizes on the same page, precise analytical drawings of the detailed construction involved with a photographic image of the result, compelling the reader to come to terms with the unavoidable gap between the technical complexity of the means and the often dynamic simplicity of the final form. All of which makes this into a uniquely didactic study which should prove to be equally useful for students and practitioners alike. Kenneth Frampton; Columbia University- GSAPP, Ware Professor</font<