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“Rare is the book that makes one look at buildings in an entirely fresh way, but Marc Kristal has achieved that goal in this critical study.” - FORM Magazine
“Marc Kristal has created just the right kind of introductory overview to recent trends in architectural transparency . . . The photography is first-rate, the writing sharply entertaining and informative.” - ArchNewsNow
About the Author
An architecture and design journalist, Marc Kristal is a contributing editor of
Dwell, a former editor of AIA/J, and has written for Metropolis, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and numerous other publications. His most recent book is Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors. In 2003, he curated the exhibition “Absence Into Presence: The Art, Architecture, and Design of Remembrance” at Parsons School of Design, and in 2009, he was part of the project team that created the Greenwich South planning study for the Alliance for Downtown New York. Also a screenwriter, Kristal wrote the film Torn Apart. He lives in New York.