50 Architects You Should Know

50 Architects You Should Know

Book - 2008
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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. Doublepage 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.
Publisher: Munich, Germany : Prestel, c2008
ISBN: 9783791340432
Branch Call Number: 720.92 KUH
Characteristics: 171 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lowis, Kristina
Thiel-Siling, Sabine


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Aug 13, 2016

A quick zip-through a short list of great architects, from the far past, to the still practicing.

Oct 03, 2012

Made me want to learn more about many of the people featured, which to my mind is the point of books like this. Amazing how few women made the cut, though; I recognize this may be due to their under-representation in the profession.

Aug 27, 2012

Very interesting summary of architects - their styles. Would have liked more photos of examples described in the text to get a better understanding of their work. Perhaps also references to more indepth studies of individuals' works etc.

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