This book offers a fascinating insight into the ideas and challenges associated with creating a brand new cutting-edge art gallery. This book documents the various stages of the construction of the new Art Gallery of Alberta building, designed by Randall Stout Architects. Structured in reverse chrology, the book begins with the final built structure, and moves back in time through construction, design, inspiration and ends with a brief history of the Art Gallery of Alberta prior to the move to its new home in 2010. The book also features a special photo essay by rewned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky, commissioned by the AGA at the beginning of construction in 2008. This book elucidates some of the complexity of the new Art Gallery of Alberta and its construction, revealing how words and ideas became a building.