A colorful introduction to the most important architects in history from Brunelleschi to Rem Koolhaas
Starting with the Renaissance, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them. This accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi to Antoni Gaudi to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline that extends throughout the book. A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras.
Isabel Kuhl is an art historian based in Barcelona. She is the author of 50 Buildings You Should Know.
Kristina Lowis is an art historian at the Staatlichen Museen in Berlin.
Sabine Thiel-Siling is an art historian and editor whose titles include Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
200 colour illustrations