The Master Builders

Finalist, National Book Awards 1961 for Nonfiction

The Master Builders by Peter Blake book cover
ISBN 978-0393315042
W. W. Norton & Company | Knopf

Award Years

Award Status

Award Categories

The story of modern architecture is told here through the lives and works of three men who changed the face of the cities we live in.

Le Corbusier gave to modern design a sure and brilliant sense of form; Mies brought an almost Gothic discipline of structure; and Wright heralded a new and dramatic concept of space and freedom. Through this triple focus, Peter Blake provides a perspective on the entire range of twentieth-century architecture.