The newest book by Sanford Kwinter, "Far From Equilibrium" ponders the complex encounters between technology, culture and architecture. Critical essays offer an extended meditation on infrastructure, war, computation, mechanical and material intelligence, and other multivariate facets of modernity. With far-reaching scope and affiliative method, "Far from Equilibrium" amounts to a performance in writing of what Kwinter describes as radical anamnesis: "the imagination's escape from the sterile logic of what is." Compiling over a decade of architectural and critical writings, many published here for the first time, "Far From Equilibrium" is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of architecture and criticism today. This title is a primer for (re)thinking design in the 21st century.