Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
"Engaging biographies alongside showstopping photos [...] A book that's both enlightening and beautiful" - LoveReading
Award-winning architecture writer Ike Ijeh introduces 50 of the world's most influential architects and a selection of their most celebrated buildings, showcased with full-colour photography.
The architects selected here have designed buildings that are as dramatic as their impact on the world of architecture. From familiar modern era names such as Zaha Hadid and Sir Norman Foster to geniuses from history such as Nicholas Hawksmoor and Andrea Palladio, Ike Ijeh reveals his top 50 list of the architects deserving of the description 'greatest'. Two double-page spreads are dedicated to each architect, outlining their influences, the legacy of their ideas and revealing the glorious designs that have made them famous.
• Full-colour photographs and illustrations of famous buildings around the world
• Concise professional biographies of the architects listed
• Plans from great architecture projects
• Entries arranged in chronological order for easy reference
With this wonderful hardback reference guide you can discover the true breadth of the creative achievements that lie within the careers of these architectural giants and enjoy their beautiful creations through full-colour images and illustrations.