From the Publisher
Basic Architecture features: Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans Introductory essays explore the architects life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems (why some projects were never executed), and resolutions The appendix includes a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architects most famous buildings
About the Author
Elizabeth A. T. Smith is James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator and Deputy Director for programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Formerly she was curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles where she organized the exhibition "Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses." Smith has taught at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture.