The position is not in the depth, but the breadth. In addition, I wrote this book as a reaction to Citizens of No Place (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012). I wanted to work with a lack of sequence. I want to destroy linear order and contaminate the innocence of dreaminess all in one go. I also wanted to ask back questions into the abyss: Steven Holl, what were you thinking? How did you get Mark Mack, Zaha Hadid, Lars Lerup, Lebbeus Woods, and everyone else to sign on to such madness? What was Pamphlet Architecture supposed to be? Better yet, what was it like to win so many awards as a young architect, without building anything at all? Worse yet, what was it like to be an architect working toward such a steep sense of experimentation, without the desire for a "practice"? Now, just what exactly is "paper architecture" supposed to mean, and why would my generation perpetuate it? But, perhaps there is something to be held in common between Steven Holl, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Giorgio Vasari, Bernard Tschumi, Lebbeus Woods, and Daniel Libeskind-in order to work on why you build, invest your time in understanding before what you build clouds your clear mind. Maybe this is why one writes; maybe there is something about the deep dive into the reality of practice that stops the cooking process of curiosity before its material gets tender. Maybe the sleep of reason does produce monsters...but in exactly a manner that would be healthy to society at large.