Harry N. Abrams
October 1, 2001
Published on the centenary of his birth, Louis Kahn lauds the lifework of
this master American architect, a figure whose importance has only increased
since his death in 1974. Acclaimed as one of the most innovative minds of
20th-century architecture, Kahn's impact is evident in such landmark buildings
as the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the Salk Institute in La Jolla,
California, and the Exeter Academy library in Exeter, New Hampshire.
In his text, eminent architectural historian Joseph Rykwert presents a fresh
assessment of Kahn's achievement. Roberto Schezen's photographs--taken
especially for this definitive volume--examine 15 major projects. Sketches and
plans from the Kahn archive at the University of Pennsylvania supplement the
stunning illustrations and thoughtful text.
224 p., 31 x 26 cm