Eric Owen Moss presents the horse from Victor Sj?str?m’s 1928 movie The Wind as an image of embodying abstract forces in a compelling, concrete form. He argues the value of getting away from what’s known, understood and “works,” in favor of continuously exploring possibilities. Moss contrasts two images of the relationship of time and architecture: a building at Angkor Wat through which a tree has grown, and Ise Grand Shrine, entirely rebuilt every twenty years. He presents three types of relationship between the individual and the public space: the Athenian Acropolis, the Qin terra cotta warriors, and a Nazi rally at Nuremberg. Moss concludes with an image of architectural conflict: Trajan’s public baths built on top of Nero’s Domus Aurea.