Michel Vernes teaches Architecture History at the school of architecture of Paris-La-Vilette and at the ENS of Cachan. He wrote numerous articles on architecture, notably published in reviews such as L'Œil, Architecture Française, Archicréé and Traverses. He won the National Prize of architectural critique in 1994 for the whole of his texts.
Michel Vernes' Ramblings are a generous guidebook full of information, anecdotes, and of a sketchy and infinite knowledge which lets us penetrate into history as if into a curiosity cabinet. An archaeology of the miner/minor and of domestic customs, Michel Vernes' book invites us into those insides which, from house to exhibition, from museum to railway station, are always clever organizations of spaces where architecture is both an extraordinary presentation of complexity and a never-ending work on the pattern.