The most published mathematician since Euclid, Jim Stewart is a concert-level violinist, calculus professor, philanthropist, and gay rights activist — a true polymath, a modern day renaissance man.
It took almost ten years to realize his dream, Integral House, which was completed in 2009. He decided against Frank Gehry, considered Rem Koolhaas, but ultimately chose two young architects who would come to change contemporary architecture. Designed around a stunning internal concert hall, it was hailed as a masterpiece by architecture and design critics around the world. Integral House, like Stewart, was unlike anything else.
Now confronting his inability to play violin as arthritis cripples his hands, and facing declining health generally, Stewart jumps headlong into the role of impresario. But as unexpected events unfold, he is left to make some of the most difficult decisions of his life.