The protagonist of this book, like the author, is an architect. At first he believes in the power of modern technology but later becomes disenchanted as he replaces beautiful forests with useless buildings. The narration, however, does not lead readers from one point to another in a linear fashion, nor does it build a biography. In Catálogo de formas, content alternates between architects' monologues and personal testimonies. Throughout his first captivating and demanding novel, the author shifts time periods, perspective, and locations between a chorus of voices that construct the text.