'On Intricacy is perhaps unusual in that it’s not a monograph, nor is it a hagiography. John Meunier is still alive.
On Intricacy celebrates and proselytises the ideas that John has articulated throughout his career. On Intricacy is not a book about him as such, nor simply a book by him, but a book with him, and it reflects his life’s work as an architect and teacher, in the UK and USA. On Intricacy continues conversations between John Meunier and Patrick Lynch that first appeared in Issue 2 of the Journal of Civic Architecture. It also includes essays by Meunier, Lynch and the architect Simon Henley, as well as new photography of the Meunier House at Cambridge by David Grandorge.
On Intricacy also documents projects undertaken in collaboration with other architects including The Burrell Collection at Glasgow (with Barry Gasson and Brit Andresen, colleagues in the department of architecture at Cambridge University); the Wendon House and Edington House at Cambridge, and the sports pavilion at Essex University (with Barry Gasson); student housing at New Hall Cambridge (with David Handlin); and the Gordon House at Cincinnati, where Meunier was head of the architecture school at the university.