Every single time I read a part of this book, any part, any page, I get fired up. The author explores Kahn's work project by project, using mostly well-explained plans, sections and renderings (sometimes recreated renderings). The subject is incredibly important - how to create form and void, space and darkness in a building. It's spine-shivering and a great introduction to the master. Thus far, no mention of Kahn's dubious personal ethics (when it comes to romance and fidelity) and that's OK with me. This book is about work, making things, iteration, and drawing from ancient ruins and building typologies. It's wonderful.

The plans could be better annotated, and there could be more of them. Often it's unclear which iteration of a plan is included. These are criticisms which seem to be true of every book about architecture. It's a shame that in general we can't see *bigger* drawings, or the hand drawings themselves. But, this book is long enough already, I can't imagine how many more pages that would require.

Form and void. Form and void, repeat to yourself. It's a mantra worthy of us all. Dear reader, a secret: often, when I am reading this, I feel embarrassed for Le Corbusier (eek!).