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Louis I. Kahn
By Leslie Thomas

Louis I. Kahn

Building Art, Building Science

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Louis I. Kahn by Leslie Thomas

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Philadelphia architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) was one of the most influential American architects of the twentieth century. His work, widely recognised as a link between modern and classical traditions, is distinguished by its simple yet monumental design. In this book, Thomas Leslie shows that Kahn was also an extraordinarily gifted technologist and that his careful presentation of engineering principles set the stage for the high-tech movement in Europe and America. The examination of four major buildings the Yale University Art Gallery, the Richards Medical Research Laboratories, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the Kimbell Art Museum and several smaller projects by Kahn reveals this hidden theme: an expressive integration of construction, structure, and services into buildings that dramatically highlight the processes involved in their making and function. Previously unpublished drawings, construction photographs, and sketches complement new diagrams that illustrate the profound technical poetry within Kahns buildings. Because of its new approach to Kahns work, this book will be a vital resource for architects and designers, both as a comprehensive analysis of these buildings and as a new interpretation of their constructed meaning. Students and educators will also benefit from the books focus on the role of basic building science in the design and construction of four major monuments of late twentieth- century architecture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807615409
ISBN-10: 0807615404
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: George Braziller Inc
Publisher: George Braziller Inc
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie Thomas

Thomas Leslie is an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, where he teaches building technology, design, and history. Prior to teaching, he was an associate with Foster and Partners, London.

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