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Juan Antonio Ramirez is Professor of History of Art at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and the author of several books on art, architecture and film, including Duchamp: Love and Death, even (Reaktion, 1998).
An evocative work, full of detailed observation, which no one else could have written, or would have thought to write Times Literary Supplement This is a charming book ... Academics are often eccentric and sometimes they are enthusiastic. Ramirez is both ... It is a timely contribution to contemporary thought concerning art and architecture. The beehive metaphor may well be due for revival The Architects' Journal On one hand, the fascination is with the truth uncovered, and here Ramirez has certainly added one more, unique truth to the panoply of truths in architectural history. On the other, the fascination is with the paranoid will itself, with following the author's tenacious, single-minded pursuit of a solitary theme, worrying it like a terrier with its prey...The Beehive Metaphor had me hooked -- Ian Borden, Director of Architectural History and Theory at The Bartlett, University College London