Now available in a new edition, 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. Starting with the Renaissance, this accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi through Antoni Gaudí to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline. 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 living in Cologne, Germany. Her previous books include Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh (both by Prestel). KRISTINA LOWIS is an art historian at the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. SABINE THIEL-SILING is an art historian and editor whose titles include Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century (Prestel). She lives in Brisbane, Australia.