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. 50 Architects You Should Know contains double-page spreads that feature full-colur illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline that extends throughout the book.
A concise and accessible architectural history, 50 Architects You Should Know is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped to define their eras.
ISABEL KUHL is an art historian based in Barcelona. She is the author of "50 Buildings You Should Know" (Prestel). KRISTINA LOWIS is an art historian at Staatlichen 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.