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Good things still come in small packages, much to the pleasant surprise of librarians habituated to the stream of enormous exhibition catalogs at steadily increasing prices. This informative and focused offering, published in conjunction with Stella's (b. 1936) first one-person show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, highlights 25 of his architectural objects in wood, plastic, fiberglass, metal, and nylon that explore the sculptural possibilities of modern engineering. Goldberger (architecture critic, The New Yorker) supplies a cogent essay on Stella's abiding and inventive interest in breaking outside of the two-dimensional plane as well as his acknowledged inspirational debts and collaborations with Henry Hobson Richardson, Peter Rice (Ove Arup & Partners, London), Philip Johnson, and Frank Gehry. The attractive 11 × 11 format does justice to the 55 mostly color reproductions and won't take up much shelf space. Highly recommended.
—Russell T. Clement