Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York and Zürich.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, and soon Norman Foster.