With more than 280 entries, this architectural A–Z, now part of our Bibliotheca Universalis
series, offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space
. From the period spanning the 19th to the 21st century,
pioneering architects are featured with a portrait, concise biography, as well as a description of her or his important work.
Like a bespoke global architecture tour, you’ll travel from Manhattan skyscrapers
to a Japanese concert hall, from Gaudí’s Palau Güell in Barcelona
to Lina Bo Bardi
’s sports and leisure center in a former factory site in São Paulo. You’ll take in Gio Ponti
’s colored geometries, Zaha Hadid
’s free-flowing futurism, the luminous interiors of SANAA
, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh
’s unique blend of Scottish tradition and elegant japonisme.
The book’s A to Z entries also cover groups, movements, and styles
to position these leading individual architects within broader building trends across time and geography, including International Style
, Bauhaus, De Stijl
, and much more. With illustrations including some of the best architectural photography of the modern era
, this is a comprehensive resource for any architecture professional, student, or devotee.