Published on the centenary of his birth, Louis Kahn lauds the lifework of this master American architect, a figure whose importance has only increased since his death in 1974. Acclaimed as one of the most innovative minds of 20th-century architecture, Kahn's impact is evident in such landmark buildings as the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and the Exeter Academy library in Exeter, New Hampshire.In his text, eminent architectural historian Joseph Rykwert presents a fresh assessment of Kahn's achievement. Roberto Schezen's photographs -- taken specially for this definitive volume -- examine 15 major projects. Sketches and plans from the Kahn archive at the University of Pennsylvania supplement the stunning illustrations and thoughtful text.
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Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books, including Abrams' The Villa: From Ancient to Modern.
Roberto Schezen's photographs of European and American architecture have been published internationally in many books, including The Villa: From Ancient to Modern.From Library Journal:
American architect Louis Kahn (1901-74) believed in monumental architecture and "a spiritual quality inherent in a structure, which conveys a feeling of its eternity." Unfortunately, many observers find his work incredibly imposing, dense, and unfriendly; in his peak years, 1965-73, he exhibited an exceptional ability to make different buildings with varied purposes look like Soviet-era parking garages. He is nevertheless an important architect, and Rykwert, Paul Phillipe Cret Professor of Architecture emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a careful and laudatory introduction to his work. Fifteen of his projects, institutional and residential, are shown in this volume. Each building is framed by a brief text that indicates place, purpose, and architecture, along with a floor plan and quality photographs of interiors and exteriors. The volume stresses in word and image Kahn's goal of making enduring buildings. He succeeded, even if his architecture does look like the tool of a totalitarian government. Recommended for collections where there is an interest in the architect's work or in the 1960s-to-1970s era of modern-gone-monumental. David Bryant, New Canaan Lib., CT
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