Taschen's Basic
Architecture Series

Taschen’s Basic
Architecture Series


Taschen, one of the world’s leading art book publishers, has created the ultimate reference collection of the who’s who in the world of architecture.  These small, affordable books are a great introduction to the works of the greatest architects in the world.


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)


From Tadao Ando to Frank Lloyd Wright, this collection of 37 books is an essential element to any home of people who love architecture, design & history.


Series: Aalto, Ando, Bauhaus, Breuver, Calatrava, Case Study Houses, Chipperfield, Eames, Albert Frey, Gaudi, Gropius, Zaha Hadid, Hoffmann, Louis I. Kahn, Koenig, Lautner, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Mackinstosh, Meier, Mies Van De Rohe, Morris, Neutra, Niemeyer, Palladio, Piano, Gio Ponti, Prouvé, Saarinen, Schinkel, Shigeru Ban, Otto Wagner, F. L. Wright

Bauhaus: Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius (1883 – 1969), was one of the greatest movements and most famous art schools in modern history. It represents a combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.

Calatrava: Organic forms, aerodynamism, drama, art and engineering meet in neo-futuristic architecture of Santiago Calatrava. You can find examples of buildings of science, culture, faith and bridges. Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Complex is one of his greatest works.

Gaudí: Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), the modernist Catalan architect whose buildings amaze due to their outstanding symbiosis between the natural world and built environment. Seven of his projects are in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sagrada Familia is a well known towering architectural masterpiece.

Morris: William Morris (1834 – 1896) was one of the greatest artists of the Victorian era. His work included designing interiors, tiles, embroidery, tapestries, carpets and calligraphy.

Prouvé: French-born Jean Prouvé (1901 – 1984)  was leading construction designer. He united aesthetics with practical, inexpensive materials and brought the style to mass production of 20th century.

Origin: founded in Germany, Our books – USA