This is one of the 'specialized' books that will appeal to a limited but interested audience. It has a 'theme,' if you will, and that theme is a call to architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of the 'common' people and less immodest in the erection of their monuments (buildings). The authors insist that architects and designers should be putting up buildings that respond directly to speed, mobility and changing lifestyles -- the kind of building that is a kind of art history rather than giant monsters that jut into the sky in attempt to be taller, bigger, grander than their neighbors. The book is published by MIT Press (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). 192 pages, paperbound, indexed, 2000.