Richard MacCormac weathered the storms of post-modernism and helped to re-establish trust in architects and their intentions, writes Alan Powers.
Some architects do an oeuvre book every decade, or more often. Richard MacCormac has waited, and to good effect. Building Ideas is no promotional coffee-table volume, despite a good ration of glamorous photography, but a thoughtful review of 40 years of work, and still going strong.
Building Ideas: MJP Architects with essays and speculations by Richard MacCormac, Rightangle Publishing, November 2010, £29.95