This in-depth monograph is devoted to one of the leading United States architects on the contemporary scene: Stephen Holl (b. 1947). Illustrated by a large portfolio of photographs, the book introduces the artist's personality and works, and the studio he founded in 1976, Steven Holl Arhitects. Holl has worked both in the United States and in Europe, and a great deal in the East, especially Japan. His most important designs, outstanding in their respect for the cultural and historical environment in which they are set, include the Makuhari residential complex in Japan, the St. Ignatius chapel at the University of Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and the extension of the Cranbrook Institute of Science at Bloomfield Hills in Michigan.