Contemporary architecture by country, TASCHEN's new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects?from the firmly established to the up-and-coming?with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact information and short biographies in addition to copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects' or firms' most significant recent projects. Crossing the globe from country to country, this new series celebrates the richly hued architectural personality of each nation featured. Architects featured: Matali Crasset Odile Decq Jean-Marie Duthilleul Edouard Fran?ois Manuelle Gautrand Jakob + MacFarlane Lacaton & Vassal Jean Nouvel Marin-Trottin/P?riph?riques Dominique Perrault Christian de Portzamparc Rudy Ricciotti Valode & Pistre Jean-Paul Viguier Jean-Michel Wilmotte Series author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was Editor-in-Chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Norman Foster, Richard Meier, ?lvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, and Renzo Piano.