Architecture journalist Bell takes readers on a visual tour of 55 homes that exemplify the cutting edge of modern design. These dwellings range from tiny prefabricated units to a 25,000-square-foot mansion that re-imagines Frank Lloyd Wright's classic prairie style on a massive scale. All were designed, commenced, or completed within the past four years. The volume is illustrated throughout with architectural drawings and color photographs of interiors and exteriors. Annotation c2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Jonathan Bell has written about architecture and design for Wallpaper, Blueprint, and Grafik. He is co-editor of things magazine, and his recent books include The Transformable House, Carchitecture, and Penthouse Living. He lives in South London.