There is no better guide through the exciting and bewildering world of modern architecture than Martin Filler: he is learned, opinionated, and witty. Here he addresses such venerable figures as Buckminster Fuller and Edward Durell Stone as well as recent projects in Beijing, Athens, and at Ground Zero. “Filler’s razor-sharp mind and sharper tongue set him apart. We gobble up what he thinks, as well as how he serves it up.” —Architectural Record
Through the remarkable stories of their lives and his incisive judgments about their works, Martin Filler describes how these modern architects have transformed our sense of buildings, interiors, and the urban environment.