The Great Builders

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From Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) and the breathtaking dome of Florence Cathedral, to the inventive structures of Norman Foster (b.1935) and the poetics of movement in bridges by Santiago Calatrava (b.1951), Kenneth Powell describes the careers of 40 great builders whose engineering skills have been crucial to their success. Written by a distinguished team of architectural historians, the book celebrates the work - and illustrates many individual structures - by figures such as Vauban, Wren, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry.

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The Great Builders

The Great Builders

Hardback304pp Illustrated252x193mm

9780500251799     Product Code: 503252

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From Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) and the breathtaking dome of Florence Cathedral, to the inventive structures of Norman Foster (b.1935) and the poetics of movement in bridges by Santiago Calatrava (b.1951), Kenneth Powell describes the careers of 40 great builders whose engineering skills have been crucial to their success. Written by a distinguished team of architectural historians, the book celebrates the work - and illustrates many individual structures - by figures such as Vauban, Wren, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry.

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