A Few Years of Writing
Interspersed with Some Facts of Life

£19.95 | $29.95
22 x 16 cm | 8.5 x 6 in
42 ills | 192 pages
Paperback
ISBN 9781908967077

Author Robert Maxwell
Contributor Anthony Vidler

With a body of work firmly at the heart of architectural theory and discourse, Robert Maxwell is undoubtedly one of the most respected architectural writers and educators of recent times. Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University, Robert Maxwell is a scholar known worldwide for critical writing that looks at modern and contemporary architecture in relation to our wider culture, including art, literature and music.

A Few Years of Writing: Interspersed with Some Facts of Life brings together a collection of over 30 of Maxwell's writings from the late twentieth century to the present, through which are woven events and occasions from his own diary that expand on debates in the world of architecture throughout the period. Texts include Richard Rogers: an Evaluation, first published in Casabella in February 1994; Sounds and Sweet Airs at Stuttgart, a review of the Music School at Stuttgart, in the RIBA Journal in October 1996; an obituary of Philip Johnson in The Architectural Review, in March 2005; and Eisenman: The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, in Building Design in September 2006.

This engaging collection, at once intimate and autobiographical, insightful and perceptive, as well as critical and theoretical, results in a rich description of the culture of architecture across two decades towards the close of the last century and during the early years of the present. A Few Years of Writing: Interspersed with Some Facts of Life is one of two books of Robert Maxwell's writing to be published by Artifice.