This work by over 30 internationally-known architects is fully illustrated with photographs, text and floor plans. It includes projects by Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, OMA, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Bernard Tschumi, Frank O. Gehry and many more. This collection brings together buildings blessed with the injection of a fresh dose of creativity. Setting the tone and pace for architects around the world, the designers whose work is shown here are at the peak of their profession, confidently surveying the range of different styles, functions and needs that make each project a unique challenge. Along with the iconic, definitive buildings of the era are lesser-known projects no less creative or surprising. This is an essential compendium of modern architecture.