Over the last six decades Barcelona-based MBM Architects has evolved as one of the pre-eminent architectural practices in Europe. Their work has helped shape many cities and fundamentally influenced the evolution of European architecture and city planning. Martorell, Bohigas and Mackay's work is characterised by its simplicity of form and human scale. They create urban spaces which are welcoming to their inhabitants and add to the vibrancy of cities.

David Mackay's autobiographical review of the places which have informed his experience and served as the focus of his creative endeavour does not conform to a traditional chronology. Instead he blends personal and architectural explorations of the cities which have defined his life. This book travels through numerous cities and many decades. It touches upon diverse historical events and brings a uniquely sensitive personal perspective to a consideration of Europe's cities at the start of a new century. (RRP £20.00)