Titolo: Louis I Kahn
Casa editrice: Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Feb 2009
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: Neu
Neuware - 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 / Now available in paperback, this in-depth and scholarly monograph provides the definitive account of the life and works of Louis I Kahn / Includes major buildings such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Yale Art Gallery and the Salk Institute, as well as the National Assembly Building, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Fully illustrated with photographs that convey the spirit and spatial qualities of Kahn's buildings, as well as concept development portfolios with drawings and plans that reveal the inspiration and development behind each project / 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 412 pp. Englisch. Codice inventario libreria 9780714849713
Riassunto: Paperback. Pub Date :2009-03-07 Pages: 512 Language: English Publisher: Phaidon Press Born in Estonia in 1901. Louis Isidore Kahn was to become one of the United States most important architects of the post-war period. alongside the Modern masters Mies van der Rohe. Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier. Although renowned for a number of seminal modern works. he came to question many of the precepts of the Modern Movement. In particular. he questioned the ability of the International Style of Modernism to house the social spaces required by the latter half of the century. In 1947 Kahn was appointed Professor at Yale University. He was to continue teaching throughout his architectural career. influencing a younger generation of architects along the way. His teaching enabled him to further develop his own concepts and to inform his ever-evolving definition of design.He was drawn to ...
US architect Louis Kahn (1901?74) was one of the greatest influences on world architecture during the second half of the twentieth century. This monograph focuses on Kahn?s major designs ? from the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, the Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Phillips Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire to the National Capital of Bangladesh and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad ? as well as a number of unfinished projects, in order to understand his work and philosophy
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