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).
Magdalena Droste studied art history and literature in Aachen and
Marburg. From 1980 she worked at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin,
after which she worked as a professor of art history at the BTU
Cottbus. She has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and
publications across all Bauhaus themes and artists.
Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture series.