Bruce Mau and associates give us an in depth view into the workings of their own design practice, covering work in a variety of areas. A volume similar in size and scope to "S,M,L,XL" (beware the P&P on this one), "Life Style" is a must for anyone interested in peeling back the surface of advertising, graphics, architecture, book design and more. Considerable insight and candour reveal the thinking behind commercial pitches and more personal projects alike. Simple language is used to explain the meanings and convey the importance of each design aspect, so if you don't consider yourself a theorist, don't be put off. This really is a fascinating behind the scenes look at modern image culture, addressing the issues of our saturated global hyper-culture in layman's terms - and if all else fails there's some great pictures too.