"There are just two things you need to fix here: the interior and the exterior," is the tart advice offered to a student by Asterios Polyp, the brilliant, haughty architecture professor who is the namesake of David Mazzucchelli's new graphic novel. In deftly rendered comic panels, and with a sharp (but sympathetic) eye for his characters' pretenses and foibles, Mazzucchelli tracks his hero through a midlife crisis in which Polyp re-evaluates his career as a celebrated "paper architect." Visit architectmagazine.com for a full review. $29.95; Pantheon

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"There are just two things you need to fix here: the interior and the exterior," is the tart advice offered to a student by Asterios Polyp, the brilliant, haughty architecture professor who is the namesake of David Mazzucchelli's new graphic novel. In deftly rendered comic panels, and with a sharp (but sympathetic) eye for his characters' pretenses and foibles, Mazzucchelli tracks his hero through a midlife crisis in which Polyp re-evaluates his career as a celebrated "paper architect."
$29.95; Pantheon

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