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"[A] triumph of bookmaking — handsomely designed, clearly and perceptively written, comprehensive in scope, luxuriantly graced with photographs and illustrations....McCarter is astute on Kahn's rootedness in Philadelphia (where he lived his entire life), on the revolutionary impact of his period of historical rediscovery at the American Academy in Rome, and (following Scully) on the influence his earliest training in the Beaux Arts style had on his subsequent designs. The author's text and the photographers' work especially illuminate those buildings of the intensely bookish Kahn that are devoted to study." Benjamin Schwarz, the Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Louis I Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century, whose work marked a significant move away from International Modernism towards a monumental and expressive style.

Synopsis:

One of the greatest influences on world architecture during the second half of the twentieth century, this monograph will focus on Kahn's major designs as well as a number of unfinished projects.

Synopsis:

- Louis Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century- In-depth and scholarly monograph that documents in detail the most important works, both built and unbuilt- Includes major US institutions such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Yale Art Gallery and the Salk Institute, as well as the National Assembly Building at Dhaka, Bangladesh- Includes previously unpublished photographs, archive materials and line drawings- Contains a new comprehensive list of projects compiled by William Whitaker of the Louis I Kahn Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Archives, listing over 231 projects, at least 30 previously unattributed

Synopsis:

Louis Kahn exercised a great influence on latter 20th-century world architecture. This monograph focuses on his major designs - the Yale Art Gallery in Connecticut, the Salk Institute, California - as well as a number of unfinished projects, in order to understand his work and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714840451
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Subject:
General
Author:
McCarter, Robert
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Architects -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.98x8.70x2.09 in. 5.31 lbs.

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Louis I Kahn
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Product details 512 pages Phaidon Press - English 9780714840451 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[A] triumph of bookmaking — handsomely designed, clearly and perceptively written, comprehensive in scope, luxuriantly graced with photographs and illustrations....McCarter is astute on Kahn's rootedness in Philadelphia (where he lived his entire life), on the revolutionary impact of his period of historical rediscovery at the American Academy in Rome, and (following Scully) on the influence his earliest training in the Beaux Arts style had on his subsequent designs. The author's text and the photographers' work especially illuminate those buildings of the intensely bookish Kahn that are devoted to study." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Synopsis" by , One of the greatest influences on world architecture during the second half of the twentieth century, this monograph will focus on Kahn's major designs as well as a number of unfinished projects.
"Synopsis" by , - Louis Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century- In-depth and scholarly monograph that documents in detail the most important works, both built and unbuilt- Includes major US institutions such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Yale Art Gallery and the Salk Institute, as well as the National Assembly Building at Dhaka, Bangladesh- Includes previously unpublished photographs, archive materials and line drawings- Contains a new comprehensive list of projects compiled by William Whitaker of the Louis I Kahn Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Archives, listing over 231 projects, at least 30 previously unattributed
"Synopsis" by , Louis Kahn exercised a great influence on latter 20th-century world architecture. This monograph focuses on his major designs - the Yale Art Gallery in Connecticut, the Salk Institute, California - as well as a number of unfinished projects, in order to understand his work and philosophy.
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