The Architecture Now! series is an ongoing project documenting the work of the most innovative and influential architects across the globe. This special edition of selection from Volume 5 features famous names and newcomers alike, and this time around a number of designers are also included, reflecting the new ways in which design and architecture are coming together. Since architecture extends beyond walls, landscape architecture also makes its appearance. Easy-to-navigate illustrated AZ entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and web sites.
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Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHENs Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture. "
Feats of design and engineering Santiago Calatrava is not only one of the world's most prominent architects, but is also an engineer, sculptor, and painter. His reputation as an unparalleled architectural engineer was cemented with his numerous bridges
Seven decades of work from the Brazilian visionary On the occasion of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's 100th anniversary, the New York Times wrote, ""In the 1940s, '50s and '60s he established himself as one of Modernism's greatest luminaries,
Piano, virtuoso. This book covers the wide-ranging career of the master architect. "The array of buildings by Renzo Piano is staggering in scope and comprehensive in the diversity of scale, material, and form. He is truly an architect whose sensibilities
Life in the woods: Creative cabin architecture. Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has
Saving space: Big ideas for small buildings Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more