Louis Kahn: Essential Texts

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A thoughtful selection of the celebrated architect's speeches and writings.
This unique anthology draws from Louis Kahn's speeches, essays, and interviews, some never previously published, to capture the evolution and central tenets of the influential American architect's thinking from his early work of the 1940s to his death in 1974. Professor Twombly's introduction and headnotes offer incisive commentary on ...

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Overview

A thoughtful selection of the celebrated architect's speeches and writings.
This unique anthology draws from Louis Kahn's speeches, essays, and interviews, some never previously published, to capture the evolution and central tenets of the influential American architect's thinking from his early work of the 1940s to his death in 1974. Professor Twombly's introduction and headnotes offer incisive commentary on the texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731132
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 775,433
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Twombly teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College, New York City. He lives in West Nyack, New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 7
Introduction: Kahn's Search 9
1 Monumentality (1944) 21
2 An Approach to Architectural Education (1956) 32
3 Talk at the Conclusion of the Otterlo Congress (1959) 37
4 Form and Design (1960) 62
5 The New Art of Urban Design: Are We Equipped? (1960) 75
Illustrations 81
6 Discussion in Kahn's Office (1961) 97
7 The Nature of Nature (1961) 119
8 Law and Rule in Architecture (1961, 1962) 123
9 Lecture at International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado (1962) 151
10 Lecture at Yale University (1963) 162
11 Lecture at a Conference on "Medicine in the Year 2000" (1964) 169
12 Conversation with Karl Linn (1965) 185
13 Lecture to the Boston Society of Architects (1966) 197
14 Space and the Inspirations (1967) 220
15 Silence and Light (1968, 1969) 228
16 The Room, the Street, and Human Agreement (1971) 252
17 Address to Naturalized Citizens (1971) 261
18 Lecture at Pratt Institute (1973) 266
For Further Reading 281
Index 283
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