“In the tradition of 'The Poetics of Space' and 'The Architectural Uncanny,' Jill Stoner’s fascinating tour (de force) of modern architectural spaces draws on literature and philosophy to offer us a radical, lyrical, and refreshingly hopeful re-visioning of the modern cityscape of late capitalism.” —Kathy Mezei, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University
The Funambulist reviews "Toward a Minor Architecture":
Dolores Hayden, author of "The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History," writes: “Jill Stoner’s intriguing new book proposes ‘a more politicized practice of architecture.’ Her readings of twentieth century fiction from Franz Kafka to John Cheever and Raymond Carver forge new interpretations of built space while transcending conventional categories such as regionalism or style. "Toward a Minor Architecture" will appeal to every architect with its literary reexamination of the profession’s purpose and direction.”
“For all architects who are wondering what avenues of creation are still possible in a post-recession landscape, Jill Stoner's "Toward a Minor Architecture" offers a thoughtful plan through which old, abandoned failures are the canvas on which new, adventurous architecture can be painted.”—Eric Cesal, author of "Down Detour Road"