Elements is the second volume in the Architecture in Detail series, which presents a collection of new projects in which the designer's ideas are evident in the minor moments of space, such as the curve of a handrail, the profile of a cabinet, the form and texture of a wall. The images feature staircases to doors and windows, all used to shape a broad variety of residential, commercial, and institutional environments. The details often challenge our perceptions of elemental form, in some cases creating fanciful hybrids of many elements in one. All are records of the enormous conceptual presence a detail can hold as well as its power to infuse architecture with effects of poetry, delicacy, tension, and surprise. Author Biography: Mark Pasnik is an associate at the Boston architecture firm Machado and Silvetti Associates. He teaches regularly at Northeastern University and in a contributor to many architectural magazines including Architectural Record and Cornell Journal of Architecture. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer who practices worldwide from his Boston and New York offices. He is vice-director of the Spanish magazine Casas Internacional and is the creator of a number of architectural books for Rockport Publishers, including the Single Building series, Ten Houses series, Contemporary World Architects series, Architecture in Detail series, and Art and Architecture. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. Paul Warchol's work has been published in magazines around the world. He has recently been the focus of a series of books on architecture and design by Italian publisher Edizione L'Archivolto. He had been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad in both group and one-man exhibitions. He lives and works in New York City.