Book Description: Every year the Serpentine Gallery, locatedin the heart of Hyde Park in central London,invites an internationally renowned architector designer to design a temporary pavilion intheir grounds for the summer. In 2006, a 24-Hour Interview Marathonevent took place in the Pavilion designed byarchitect Rem Koolhaas. It featured over 60 world-renowned artists,architects, writers, designers and theorists,among them David Adjaye, Damien Hirst,Gilbert and George, Hussein Chalayan andDoris Lessing, as well as the Director of theSerpentine Gallery, Julia Peyton-Jones. The interviews were hosted by the architectof the Pavilion, Rem Koolhaas, and theSerpentine Gallery s Co-director of Exhibitionsand Programmes, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Small and with a soft-cover in the formatof a traditional flip-book , the book is alively representation of the now legendary24-hour marathon of interviews, held withsome of the greatest names in internationalcontemporary culture. A highly visual and energetic book forits small size, it features over 150 colourand black and white illustrations andphotographs interspersed with text extractsfrom the interviews, and moves along inchronological order of the 24 hours. Koolhaas is one of the latest additions toan illustrious list of architects which includeZaha Hadid (2000), Daniel Libeskind (2001),Oscar Niemeyer (2003), Álvaro Siza andEduardo Souto de Moura with Cecil Balmond(2005), and Olafur Eliasson (2007).