The Great Builders, edited by Kenneth Powell, an architectural historian, critic, and consultant, was published by Thames and Hudson in 2011.
In this series of short biographies, Powell focuses on the fascinating people who have been responsible for some of the world's most famous built structures, and on the contributions they made that allowed them to go down in history as geniuses. He presents evidence that the most iconic structures of the man-made world have been created by especially remarkable and celebrated characters.
The 304 pages of The Great Builders are amply and beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs, plans, and drawings. (Specifically, 229 images: that's a picture on more than two-thirds of the pages!)
*Currently located on our New Books shelf.