这本书发行于2015年，书中采访的19人中的最后一位，对，就是Zaha Hadid在2016年3月去世了。在书中是Introduction中写道“I hope this version, this collection of nineteen conversation with artists and architects from all over the world, which is a small fragment of the archive, can be a toolbox of creative thought. We have brought together art and architecture because keeping disciplines together is more urgent; often the connections between supposedly different areas are the most inspiring, and many of the figures here have worked in a variety of disciplines. This book aims at going beyond the fear of pooling knowledge."
购于伦敦的ALEF book store on the Baker street，从221B出来旁边的这家阿拉伯人开的书店没有以往中东商店的奢华，倒是小清新风格不失民族特色。这本书在门口Penguin books的展销台上，随手一翻，莫名的哀伤，Zaha斯人已去，也就是三个月前的事情。私以为喜欢Zaha的人可以买一本这个书作为最后的纪念，这本书适合有一定艺术以及建筑常识的人，相关专业大学一、二年级学生以及各种通识教育课程，对于资深建筑设计师以及策展人来说，这本书只是入门级别。入门级知道地球上的大神们，以及已经去了这么多，还真敢写“在世的”。
Frank Gehry（1929-X ）P155
【...Anyway, the teacher saw these and he said, 'Forget it!' He took me to his home, which was being designed by Raphael Soriano, who was a famous architect in southern California at that time, who made structure in steel. He lectured about Bach and simplicity and he used to play Brandenburg Concertos for us and things like that. And he was anti-Frank Lloyd Wright, anti-baroque, anti-all that stuff. At the site they putting up the steel and I saw this man: he had a black beret, black shirt, black coat, just like me, but I don't have the beret. And he was saying, "No, no, no, put that there...' Something about that must have been exciting to me at that time, and when we got back to the school my teacher said he thought I should take a class in architecture.】
【So, Frank, how did it all start? What was your epiphany?
FG: I was born in 1929...how far back do you want to go? The beginning ...】
【What ought to change? What should change?
FG: In the world, what should change? Well, there's a lot. We've just been through a reprise of what happens in the world. If you read The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, every fifty years a new emperor comes to power. They create games, they create a war, and this went on through time. And it's still happening, the idea that we spent billions of dollars in Iraq when, if those billions of dollars had been given like Marshall Plan to help the people of Iraq, it would have been more effective. We make people hate us more by what we do, by those actions. So the generation of hatred seems to be pervasive. And in the U.S, with the Tea Party and all this bullshit that's going on, you ask yourself what you should be doing. What should American do if Sarah Palin becomes the president? I‘m going to go back to Canada.】