The Empire State Building. Fallingwater. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Rediscover these American treasures—and discover the engrossing stories of the colorful individuals whose designs made them possible—in Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future. This lavishly illustrated, eminently readable book commemorates 150 years of the American Institute of Architects, taking readers behind the scenes for an unprecedented look at the role of architecture and architects in society. Contributors include architect Thom Mayne, scholar James Steele, journalist Paul Goldberger, and many other leading voices. With up-close looks at works by Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Zaha Hadid, Eero Sarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, and other masters, Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future is a must-have for anyone interested in architecture yesterday, today, and tomorrow.