Adam Caruso is not only a member, together with Peter St John, of the London-based architecture office Caruso St John but also a prolific author who has focused his thoughts on the practice of architecture and who has taken a new look at some of the leading figures of the so-called ?other tradition? in the Modern Movement. In ?Sigurd Lewerentz and a material basis for form? (1997), ?The Tyranny of the New? (1998), ?The Feeling of Things? (1999), ?The Emotional City? (2000), and ?Towards an Ontology of Construction? (2002), we find a new perception of the radical approach adopted in modern and contemporary architecture.