Louis I. Kahn: Light and Space

Louis I. Kahn: Light and Space

by Urs Buttiker, Louis I. Kahn
     
 

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This book looks at Kahn's solutions for bringing natural light into buildings and his innovative applications of artificial lighting. Illustrations include sketches by Kahn, diagrams tracing the path of light into buildings, and line drawings of lighting details.

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This book looks at Kahn's solutions for bringing natural light into buildings and his innovative applications of artificial lighting. Illustrations include sketches by Kahn, diagrams tracing the path of light into buildings, and line drawings of lighting details.

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A bilingual (German and English) examination of light and space in the architectural works of Louis I. Kahn, focusing on 50 projects that demonstrate the extensive variety of techniques which he investigated and employed for the control and modulation of natural light. The author progresses chronologically through the projects, beginning with one of Kahn's student projects from 1924, and ending with the Dhaka (Bangladesh) capitol project in 1974. Profusely illustrated (b&w) with plans, sketches, and photographs, and includes a typology of the various light control and modulation elements employed by Kahn. 9.25x8.75" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823027729
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.33(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.60(d)

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