The Materials Book

275 As I read the “22 Propositions for Re-materializing Construction,” I found myself tempted by seeming opposites. I felt like the countess in Richard Strauss’s Capriccio —his magical late work that sums up and brings to a close an entire operatic tradition. The countess is pursued by two suitors—a poet and a musician who both press their case in terms of the superiority of their respective craft. Is it the words or the music Standing on a Thin Arch: Incremental versus Radical Change Epilogue by Simon Upton