Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by music. She was a curious and confident child, who designed her own modernist bedroom at nine years old. As a young woman studying at University in Beirut, she was described as the most outstanding pupil the teacher had ever met. She founded her own architectural firm and designed some of the most outstanding buildings in the world. This book includes a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the architect's life.