Architecture in Transition is a book with which many may disagree. It is not a textbook but the statement of a creed, not a collection of statistics but one man’s personal point of view. Any value it may have lies simply in this: that it is the product of years of travel, years of first-hand observation, years of thinking and talking. As such, it is written ‘out of my life’, and as such it is dedicated to all those architects, the young in heart, who are today asking themselves difficult questions about their role and about their road into the future. Constantinos A. Doxiadis (from the Preface)