"The referential book by Álvaro Siza on his own work, in its first English edition. Describing some of his projects, his expectations and struggles, references and decisions, this book is a fundamental contribution to the understanding of Álvaro Sizas architectural thinking. The text is accompanied by an extensive set of drawings from his notebooks, an obstinate presence in Sizas particular way of working, some of which never published before. A personal and fundamental testimony of one of the most celebrated living architects, covering the full range of design from architecture to city planning, furniture and objects in a must-read book for all interested in Art and Architecture." -- Publisher's description.