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The Resource Louis Kahn : a life in architecture, Carter Wiseman

Louis Kahn : a life in architecture, Carter Wiseman

Label
Louis Kahn : a life in architecture
Title
Louis Kahn
Title remainder
a life in architecture
Statement of responsibility
Carter Wiseman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The man who envisioned and realized such landmark buildings as the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, Louis Kahn was born in what is now Estonia, immigrated to America, and became one of the towering figures in his adopted country's built world. His works are unmistakable in their elegance, monolithic power, and architectural honesty.0Written by Carter Wiseman, one of Kahn's most respected commentators, this book offers a succinct, accessible examination of the life and work of one of America's greatest architects. It traces the influence on Kahn's architecture of his immigrant origins, his upbringing in poverty, his education, and the impact of the Great Depression and the arrival of Modernism on his life and work. Finally, it provides insight into why, as the legacy of many of his contemporaries has receded in importance, Kahn's has remained so durably influential. 'Louis Kahn: A Life in Architecture' provides the best concise introduction available to this singular life and achievement
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiseman, Carter
Dewey number
724.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NA737.K32
  • NA680
LC item number
W56 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Architects
  • Architecture
Label
Louis Kahn : a life in architecture, Carter Wiseman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of a vision -- Shock to the system -- Keeping the faith -- Right time, right place -- Framing the message -- Lessons in learning -- Art for art's sake -- An architecture of aspiration
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780813944975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1153292826
  • (OCoLC)on1153292826
Label
Louis Kahn : a life in architecture, Carter Wiseman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of a vision -- Shock to the system -- Keeping the faith -- Right time, right place -- Framing the message -- Lessons in learning -- Art for art's sake -- An architecture of aspiration
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780813944975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1153292826
  • (OCoLC)on1153292826

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