Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) has been acclaimed as one of the best-known architects of the 20th century. This illustrated volume covers the full range of his oeuvre, including the innovative residences for the Guell family and the new structural solutions at Bellesguard.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture, and creator of the Barcelona Pavilion (1929) and the Seagram Building in New York (1954-1958). This book explores more than 20 of his projects between 1906 and 1967, from his early work around Berlin to his most important American buildings.
"This Dover edition, first published in 2010, is an unabridged republication of The Regular Architect: or the General Rule of the Five Orders of Architecture, printed for William Sherwin, London, in 1669."
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was influenced by both the landscape of his native country, as well as the political struggle over Finland's place within European culture. After early neoclassical buildings, Aalto turned to ideas based on Functionalism, moving toward organic structures, with brick and wood replacing plaster and steel.