About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features: An introduction to the life and work of the architect. The major works in chronological order. Information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions. A list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings. Approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans).
Finnish-born Louna Lahti worked for the Alvar Aalto Society for many years, first as exhibition secretary and later as treasurer, before establishing her own firm in 1984. She has lectured and published extensively on visual arts and architecture. Peter Gossel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.