"Featured here are twenty-eight house and apartment projects, illuminated in color photographs, as well as plans, and insightfully appraised by three eminent architecture critics. Included are a collection of Meier's most important early U.S. projects, among them the Smith House of 1967, in Darien, Connecticut; the Saltzman House in East Hampton; and the Douglas House, sited on a precipice overlooking Lake Michigan. New projects featured in this volume comprise a global collection of architectural masterpieces - from a master-planned resort in the Caribbean, to a proposed palace in Dubai, to a residential compound in China - and back again to the United States, with two beach houses in Malibu, a famed trio of residential towers in New York's West Village, a master plan for Manhattan's East Side, and much more." "In a new preface, Meier himself weighs in on some of his earliest private projects. Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, has added a postscript to the essay that appeared in the first houses volume, bringing his assessment of Meier's residental oeuvre into the twenty-first century. Noted critic Joseph Giovannini provides a comprehensive look at Meier's latest architectural innovations. And, finally, Joseph Rykwert, respected scholar and historian, contributes a thoughtful afterword in which he outlines the characteristics that unite the architect's wide-ranging residential projects."--BOOK JACKET.