Throughout her career, Zaha Hadid was hailed as one of the most exciting and trailblazing architects in the whole world. Born in Iraq before moving to the UK to study at university, Hadid brought a global sensibility to her daring work, crafting visions of the future through her geometric buildings, like the Guangzhou Opera House in China or the Olympics Aquatics Centre in London. This coffee table book, comprising 96 pages of in-depth analysis and color photographs of her rule-breaking buildings, is an ode to Hadid’s incredible legacy. Taschen’s Basic Art Series was created in 1985 as a way of celebrating some of the art world’s most iconic figures, from Sandro Botticelli to Leonardo da Vinci. Printed in glorious color in hardback format, these books are an intelligent addition to your coffee table or bookshelf. This 96-page ode to the trailblazing work of architect Zaha Hadid is an essential purchase for any design fanatic. Sold individually. Hardcover, 21 by 26 cm.