Most architects' careers start with small projects, and if they are good and lucky larger projects follow. Eventually at their flowering they may deliver a small number of significant civic or commercial buildings. Richard Holzer hit the ground running with a theatre in 1950's Panama City, and is still delivering churches, hotels and office blocks sixty years on.

his monograph is fascinating for its insight into a modernist architect who has worked at a large scale through such a long period of immense change. Holzer's own essay in the book is reflective and eloquent, and written with modesty and the benefit of hindsight.