Prefab Architecture: A Guide to Modular Design and Construction (John Wiley & Sons, $75) by Ryan E. Smith, offers a comprehensive reference to off-site construction, covering the challenges as well as the opportunities associated with designing and building with a kit of parts. To demonstrate prefab's benefits and value, the book provides a history of prefabrication starting with the Industrial Revolution, details the trade-offs associated with off-site construction, explores up-to-date products, and examines the constraints and execution of manufacturing, factory production, transportation, and site assembly. Recent examples of prefab architecture include projects by KieranTimberlake, ShoP Architects, Michelle Kaufmann, Office dA, and many others.