Koenig, published by Taschen, provides a compact insight into the career and major projects of the American architect Pierre Koenig (1925-2004), who became known as one of the leading figures of the Modern movement. Koenig's work shows the optimism and experimentation of the post-war period.
Written by an architect and architectural historian Neil Jackson, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents the life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Immortalized in Julius Shulman’s photograph of Case Study House #22, Pierre Koenig is one of the leading figures of the Modern movement. With his two contributions to the Case Study Houses program and many other pioneering projects, he championed the streamlined elegance of industrial materials and epitomized postwar experimentalism and optimism.