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Louis Kahn

Author : Louis I. Kahn,Dung Ngo,Peter C. Papademetriou
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1998-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 156898149X

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Louis Kahn by Louis I. Kahn,Dung Ngo,Peter C. Papademetriou Pdf

First ed. published as: Louis I. Kahn: talks with students. 1969.

Louis Kahn's Situated Modernism

Author : Sarah Williams Goldhagen,Sarah Goldhagen Williams,Louis I. Kahn
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2001-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0300077866

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Louis Kahn's Situated Modernism by Sarah Williams Goldhagen,Sarah Goldhagen Williams,Louis I. Kahn Pdf

She demonstrates instead that Kahn's architecture is grounded in his deeply held modernist political, social, and artistic ideals, which guided him as he sought to rework modernism into a socially transformative architecture appropriate for the postwar world.".

Louis Kahn

Author : Carter Wiseman
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Page : 174 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2020-11-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813947501

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Louis Kahn by Carter Wiseman Pdf

The man who envisioned and realized such landmark buildings as the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, Louis Kahn was born in what is now Estonia, immigrated to America, and became one of the towering figures in his adopted country’s built world. His works are unmistakable in their elegance, monolithic power, and architectural honesty. Written by Carter Wiseman, one of Kahn’s most respected commentators, this book offers a succinct, accessible examination of the life and work of one of America’s greatest architects. It traces the influence of his immigrant origins, his upbringing in poverty, his education, the impact of the Great Depression, and the arrival of Modernism on his life and work. Finally, it provides insight into why, as the legacy of many of his contemporaries has receded in importance, Kahn’s has remained so durably influential. Louis Kahn: A Life in Architecture provides the best concise introduction available to this singular life and achievement.

Tradition as Mediation: Louis I. Kahn

Author : Dana Margalith
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2018-07-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317203315

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Tradition as Mediation: Louis I. Kahn by Dana Margalith Pdf

This book explores Louis I. Kahn's approach to tradition as revealed in two of his important, unbuilt, projects. Focusing on Kahn's designs for the Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci, Media, Pennsylvania (1965-1969), and the Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel (1967-1974), the book challenges prevailing aesthetic and methodological assessments of Kahn's use of tradition. It reveals how an authentic and critical theoretical-historical and humanistic study of tradition nourished Kahn's designs, enabling him to mediate historical rituals, ideas and beliefs – and to develop innovative designs rooted deep in human culture while addressing real modern concerns. The book evaluates Kahn's works as a creative recreation and re-interpretation of the past, shedding light on the potential value of the meaningful consideration of tradition in modern times.

The Art Museums of Louis I. Kahn

Author : Patricia Cummings Loud,Louis I. Kahn
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Architects
ISBN : 082230998X

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The Art Museums of Louis I. Kahn by Patricia Cummings Loud,Louis I. Kahn Pdf

Louis I. Kahn in Rome and Venice

Author : Elisabetta Barizza
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2021-07-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000412857

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Louis I. Kahn in Rome and Venice by Elisabetta Barizza Pdf

This book examines the idea of organism in the work of Louis I. Kahn, from the turning point of Rome to the project for Venice. It presents an original interpretation of the work of Kahn during one of the most fruitful periods of his career, when he was working on a particular design method based on an entirely novel way of interacting with the past. Beginning with a meticulous documentation and analysis of Kahn’s experiences in the twenty years from 1930 to 1950, the book sheds new light on the relationship between Kahn’s work and the modern movement. The arguments are supported by case studies, including that of the Palazzo dei Congressi in Venice based on Kahn’s words (like his lessons in Venice at IUA, International University of Art, in 1971) and others as the Trenton Bath House, the Salk Institute (La Jolla), the Kimbell Museum (Fort Worth), the Yale Gallery and the Mellon Center for British Art (New Haven) and more. Unlike much of the by now well-established literature on Kahn’s work, Louis I. Kahn in Rome and Venice suggests that the basic premise of Kahn’s invention is the idea of spatial, constructive organism, which explains how he created forms that were inextricably anchored in the past, without imitating any one kind of ancient architecture. The main objective of the book is to explain Kahn’s methodology to architects and students, showing how he was able to design an architectural object with the characteristics of the best designed objects: organisms, in which each part contributes, with the whole, to creating "something made of indivisible parts".

The Architects: Louis Kahn

Author : Charles L. Mee Jr.
Publisher : New Word City
Page : 35 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2018-03-21
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781640191112

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The Architects: Louis Kahn by Charles L. Mee Jr. Pdf

Louis Kahn's monolithic buildings defied convention and defined an era. Like the architect himself, his structures were both complex and simplistic, expressing an underlying strength while displaying a singularly bold vision. Here, in this short-form book by award-winning author Charles L. Mee Jr., is Kahn's extraordinary story.

Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn

Author : Elisabetta Barizza,Marco Falsetti
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 206 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2018-08-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781351341912

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Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn by Elisabetta Barizza,Marco Falsetti Pdf

Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects, thinkers and teachers of his time. This book examines the important relationship between his work and the city of Rome, whose ancient ruins inspired in him a new design methodology. Structured into two main parts, the first includes personal essays and contributions from the architect’s children, writers and other designers on the experience and impact of his work. The second part takes a detailed look at Kahn’s residency in Rome, its effects on his thinking, and how his influence spread throughout Italy. It analyses themes directly linked to his architecture, through interviews with teachers and designers such as Franco Purini, Paolo Portoghesi, Giorgio Ciucci, Lucio Valerio Barbera and the architects of the Rome Group of Architects and City Planners (GRAU). Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn expands the current discourse on this celebrated twentieth-century architect, ideal for students and researchers interested in Kahn’s work, architectural history, theory and criticism.

The Architects: Louis Kahn

Author : Robert Hughes
Publisher : New Word City
Page : 17 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2015-05-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781612308463

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The Architects: Louis Kahn by Robert Hughes Pdf

Louis Kahn was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, hailed as a master of materials, but also of light. "The plan of a building," he once said, "should be read like a harmony of spaces created in light." Here, in this essay by the legendary art critic Robert Hughes, is Kahn's story.

Louis Kahn

Author : Mateo Kries,Jochen Eisenbrand,Stanislaus von Moos
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architects
ISBN : UCSD:31822038683348

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Louis Kahn by Mateo Kries,Jochen Eisenbrand,Stanislaus von Moos Pdf

The American architect Louis Kahn (1901 - 1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, an elemental formal vocabulary and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty. As the first comprehensive publication on this architect in 20 years, the book �Louis Kahn - The Power of Architecture� presents all of his important projects. It includes essays by prominent Kahn experts and an expansive illustrated biography with many new facts and insights about Kahn's life and work. In a number of interviews, leading architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor and Sou Fujimoto underline Kahn's significance in today's architectural discourse. An extensive catalogue of works features original drawings and architectural models from the Kahn archive. The compendium is further augmented by a portfolio of Kahn's travel drawings as well as photographs by Thomas Florschuetz, which offer completely new views of the Salk Institute and the Indian Institute of Management.

Louis Kahn, Dhaka: Louis Kahn, Dhaka, construction

Author : Louis I. Kahn,Nathaniel Kahn
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UVA:X004894783

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Louis Kahn, Dhaka: Louis Kahn, Dhaka, construction by Louis I. Kahn,Nathaniel Kahn Pdf

Louis I. Kahn

Author : Louis I. Kahn,Luca Bellinelli
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015047709855

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Louis I. Kahn by Louis I. Kahn,Luca Bellinelli Pdf

"Accademia di architettura "Mendrisio This publication on the construction of the Kimbell Art Museum by Louis I. Kahn may prove very useful to students, and to anyone interested in gaining further knowledge of the distinctive features of the Kimbell museum. It documents the long and arduous quest that often characterizes a creative process-- even that of a great master such as Louis I. Kahn. The design of the Kimbell Art Museum is the product of extraordinary intuition, and results in a masterly synthesis that solves all the problems posed by the site and the specific purpose of the construction. "i Cataloghi dell'Accademia di architettura "2 The series "I Cataloghi" documents the exhibitions, i.e. reviews undertaken by the Academy of Architecture of the architectural works and events of the 20th century. The initial stages are dedicated primarily to a comparison between the principal figures of this century and contemporary emerging architects. This comparison attempts to trace the link that unites the birth and development of a theory to its subsequent concrete application, along the 'winding path' of research. The exhibitions and their accompanying catalogues aim to offer all readers, not only those attending the Academy, a review of architects and architectural works that have enriched and continue to enrich the discipline of building.

Louis I. Kahn: Talks with Students

Author : Louis I. Kahn
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 82 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UCAL:B4328260

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Architects Process Inspiration

Author : Robert Joyce,Rossana Santos,Laura Turlington
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architects
ISBN : UCSC:32106014649427

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Architects Process Inspiration by Robert Joyce,Rossana Santos,Laura Turlington Pdf

The focus of Perspecta 28 is the architect's persona. The essays concentrate on the role that personal vision plays in the process of perceiving, transforming, and building a world outside of oneself.

Strange Details

Author : Mike Cadwell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture, Modern
ISBN : UOM:39015068822017

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Strange Details by Mike Cadwell Pdf

Looks at the work of four canonical architects who "made strange" with the most resistant aspect of architecture - construction. This title explores the strangeness in the material menagerie of Scarpa's Querini Stampalia, the wood light frame construction of Wright's Jacobs House, the welded steel frame of Mies' Farnsworth House, and more.