This is an introduction to the world's most important architects as well as a look at various architectural styles, movements and processes. It particularly concentrates on the ideas and contributions of 50 of the world's most influential architects and at 10 of the major movements in the field and their place in history. Some of the architects included are: Frank Lloyd Wright, Wren, Venturi and Saarinen and some of the topics covered include Modernism, Skyscrapers and Urban Planning. All in all, this is a compact, easily accessible, quick guide to the world's major architects.
Based in Los Angeles, Alissa Walker is the assistant editor for the Architect's Newspaper and associate producer for the public radio show: 'DnA: Design and Architecture'. From 2006-08, she edited the design blog UnBeige, named by Newsweek as one of 12 design and architecture sites that 'define cool'. She now runs the site Gelatobaby, which chronicles her travels through the design industry. She is the author of City Walks Architecture: New York City to be published in Autumn 2009.