"The narrative is largely based around four conceptual characters: Decadence (the body of creation), The Learner (the infant of knowledge, the sponge (soaking everything in), The Shadow (the keeper, creator of boundaries), and a fourth character representing a creature existing and inhabiting the text. These metaphorical characters take the reader through a very personal presentation of what constitutes architecture. It involves the five human senses, and the impact that the dimension of time has on architectural experience. It involves highly abstract, subjective descriptions of veils, models, and laminations, presented in various text forms: poetry, pure description, prose. An intriguing intellectually stimulating book." - Biblio
Extensively illustrated, pristine throughout.