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Louis I. Kahn's Jewish architecture : Mikveh Israel and the midcentury American synagogue

Author: Susan G Solomon
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press ; Published by University Press of New England, ©2009.
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1961, famed architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) received a commission to design a new synagogue. His client was one of the oldest Sephardic Orthodox congregations in the United States: Philadelphia's Mikveh Israel. Due to the loss of financial backing, Kahn's plans were never realized. Nevertheless, the haunting and imaginative schemes for Mikveh Israel remain among Kahn's most revered designs. Susan G. Solomon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Solomon, Susan G.
Louis I. Kahn's Jewish architecture
(DLC) 2009012357
(OCoLC)317288621
Named Person: Louis I Kahn; Louis I Kahn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan G Solomon
ISBN: 9781611688689 161168868X
OCLC Number: 932626960
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 215 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: History. The postwar synagogue --
Docoration. Does it look Jewish? --
Context. Client, architect, Philadelphia (and Rochester) --
Plans. Kahn's vision --
Epilogue. Peservation and legacy.
Series Title: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Responsibility: Susan G. Solomon.

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