Louis I Kahn

Author(s): Robert McCarter

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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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Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and Professor at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991-2001. He has written for numerous international publications and is author of the comprehensive monograph Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect as well as Unity Temple and Fallingwater in the Architecture in Detail series and Louis I Kahn, all by Phaidon Press. He's also the author of William Morgan: Selected and Recent Work 1961-2001. Author's Residence: Newberry, Florida

CHAPTER 1 Development of an Architectural Philosophy: Modernism, Housing, Monumentality and History CHAPTER 2 Rediscovering an Architecture of Mass and Structure: Yale Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Research Towers CHAPTER 3 Shaping an Architecture of Light and Shadow: Tribune Review Building, US Angolan Consulate, First Unitarian Church, Salk Institute for Biological Studies CHAPTER 4 Inspired Compositions in the Poetics of Action: Bryn Mawr Dormitory, Indian Institute of Management, Bangladesh National Capital, Dominican Motherhouse CHAPTER 5 Precise Experiments in the Poetics of Construction: Exeter Library and Dining Hall, Fort Wayne Performing Arts Center, Kimbell Art Museum, Yale Center for British Art CHAPTER 6 Unbuilt Offerings: In the Spaces of Eternity; Mikveh Israel Synogogue, Memorial to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, Hurva Synagogue, Palazzo dei Congressi, New York Roosevelt Memorial CONCLUSION

General Fields

  • : 9780714849713
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : February 2009
  • : May 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert McCarter
  • : Paperback
  • : 309
  • : 512