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Louis Kahn - A Life in Architecture (Paperback): Carter Wiseman

Louis Kahn - A Life in Architecture (Paperback)

Carter Wiseman

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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 on Kahn's architecture of his immigrant origins, his upbringing in poverty, his education, and 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.


Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 29 October 2020
Authors: Carter Wiseman
Dimensions: 203 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-4497-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 0-8139-4497-X
Barcode: 9780813944975

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