Beauty provides the dynamic catalyst for fifteen very charged and individual discussions about architecture and design. Based on a series of interviews by Yael Reisner, 'Architecture and Beauty' has been developed into fifteen individual chapter/portraits, written up by Fleur Watson, that recount the thoughts of designers. Each interviewee expresses their beliefs and experiences and espouses their own distinctive position on aesthetics. Offering up rare and personal insights into the minds of architects, the book is lusciously illustrated with the works that the architects discuss. Featured architects - Will Alsop, Peter Cook, Odile Decq, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Zvi Hecker, Mark Goulthorpe, Kolatan/MacDonald Studio, Greg Lynn, Tom Mayne, Juhani Pallasmaa, Gaetano Pesce, Eric Owen Moss, Wolf Prix and Lebbeus Woods.