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From The Critics
'I have always enjoyed the writings of Chris Abel. They are full of surprising insights and provocative connections spanning such diverse issues as history, technology and ecology.'
Sir Norman Foster
'Chris Abel is probably the only Western architectural critic relentlessly keeping up to date and writing incisively about the development of contemporary architecture and ideas in Asia Pacific. His authority is sustained by personal commitment and regular visits to the region.'
'Chris Abel is a nomad in the intellectual as well as in the geographical sense... The result is always unconventional and challenging, and sometimes impressively prescient.'
The Architectural Review
'Abel writes in a brisk, no-nonsense manner and steers clear of glib acceptance of received wisdom...Where he really scores is with his discussions of regional architecture in far-flung parts of the world, pointing out the need to understand overseas cultures in their own terms.'
Times Literary Supplement
'An excellent review of the relationship between science and technology on the one hand, and human sciences on the other, as they relate to architecture in an increasingly global setting.'
Steve King, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia