Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. By researching the best illustrations available from archives and prominent architectural photographers all over the world, this publications reaches an up to now unknown visual quality. 600 architects from the 18th to the 21st centuries are listed A to Z in this 1080-page, XL-sized volume, providing a comprehensive resource that no architecture professional, fan, or student should be without. Entries include: architect portrait, quote, and short biography; description of important works, historical context, and general approach; and, numerous drawings, photographs, and plans.
About the Author:
Peter Gossel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of Basic Architecture series and author of Architecture of the 20th Century