Louis I. Kahn (1901-74) was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, and his work remains a fundamental source of enquiry and inspiration for contemporary practitioners and aficionados alike. The book features both built and unbuilt projects, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in New York realized forty years after Kahn’s death. Each of the architect’s major buildings is analyzed, beginning with the design process, followed by methods and materials of construction, and closing with a “walk-though” of the spaces themselves. The projects are extensively illustrated with architectural drawings, archival as well as new photography, and original sketches that convey the spirit and qualities that led to the finished design. This updated monograph is the indispensable reference work on this renowned architect, and the definitive record of Kahn’s life work.
Revised and expanded 2nd edition
Author: Robert McCarter