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Architect Julia Morgan contended that architecture is a visual art and buildings speak for themselves, but for most of us, mastering their vocabulary is an acquired skill. This masterfully built collection of profusely illustrated essays manages to lend visibility to seven centuries of architectural achievement from medieval cathedrals and fortresses to gravity-defying post-modern mega-structures. An almost random roster of architect subjects registers the range of these readable studies: Filippo Brunelleschi, Christopher Wren, Gustave Eiffel, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Buckminister Fuller, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava. Adept, yet accessible.