Taschen Louis I. Kahn
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Brilliant Buildings: Louis Isadore Kahn and a luminous modernist language.
Meet the architect who treated each building like a temple. This book traces the extraordinary architectural language of Louis Isadore Kahn: from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to La Jolla, California. The pioneering modernist who inflected the International Style with a “back to basics” classical grammar and pierced its sleek masses with geometrical shapes and near-celestial spots of sunlight.
His designs combined the sleek, utilitarian surfaces of modernism with a devotion to geometric forms and a reverence for natural light that suffused his stuctures with a monumental and breathtaking spirituality inspired by ancient sites in Italy, Greece, and Egypt.
This essential introduction brings together 17 of Kahn’s most important buildings across his cultural, governmental, religious, and residential repertoire. Plans, views, descriptions, and quality photographs trace the context and development of each project, while an introductory essay explores Kahn’s unique architectural ideology and his legacy as one of the most important 20th-century American architects since Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 96 pages.
- ISBN: 9783836543842.
- Edition: English.
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