'One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today'
'A wide-ranging work of superior scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence'
New York Review of Books
'The most authoritative architectural treatise undertaken by a single author ... a must on the bookshelf of every architect and student of architecture ... As far as one compact, yet a fundamental survey of the evolution of the Modern movement, it is unquestionably the most complete chronicle ... the most trusted and authoritative source to date ... a fascinating adventure to go from page to page from any point and in any direction, and every sentence is enticing and is there for a reason'
'The quintessential resource'
Eric P. Mumford, Professor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis