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Louis Kahn : essential texts

Author: Louis I Kahn; Robert C Twombly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Louis Kahn (1901-1974), arguably the last great modern American architect, lectured, wrote essays, was interviewed and appeared at panel discussions, and issued countless statements to the press. Kahn published a handful of essays, but he preferred public speaking - whether formal lecture or more often, seemingly improvised remarks.
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Named Person: Louis I Kahn; Louis I Kahn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis I Kahn; Robert C Twombly
ISBN: 0393731138 9780393731132
OCLC Number: 51944549
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : Kahn's search --
Monumentality (1944) --
An approach to architectural education (1956) --
Talk at the conclusion of the Otterlo Congress (1959) --
Form and design (1960) --
The new art of urban design: are we equipped? (1960) --
Illustrations --
Discussion in Kahn's Office (1961) --
The nature of nature (1961) --
Law and rule in architecture (1961, 1962) --
Lecture at International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado (1962) --
Lecture at Yale University (1963) --
Lecture at a conference on "Medicine in the year 2000" (1964) --
Conversation with Karl Linn (1965) --
Lecture to the Boston Society of Architects (1966) --
Space and the inspirations (1967) --
Silence and light (1968. 1969) --
The room, the street, and human agreement (1971) --
Address to naturalized citizens (1971) --
Lecture at Pratt Institute (1973).
Responsibility: edited by Robert Twombly.
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