on June 28, 2010
This book gave a great overview on the design and construction of the 6 yr old Seattle Library. Truly an architectural marvel. Once you have visited the library in person, the book answers many questions that may not have been asked or answered during the docent guided tour. I found that it certainly enhanced my experience after visiting this astounding library.
Clare M. Jordan
on August 4, 2010
This small book is a gem. Swimmer photographed the process of building the new Seattle Central Library in 2002. The book begins with color renderings of the project before it was built and photographs of the demolition of the existing building. The bulk of it depicts the construction process, interior and exterior, of this public library designed by Rem Koolhaas. Selected quotations from Koolhass and others involved in the project highlight some of the design concepts and challenges. Those quotations are the only text.