‘S,M,L,XL’ presents a selection of the design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its founder, Rem Koolhaas. The collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework - projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls 'the architecture of Bigness.' Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay 'What Ever Happened to Urbanism?' and other studies of the contemporary city. The book use definitions, commentaries, and quotes from literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.