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a| 081394497X q| paperback
a| 9780813944975 q| paperback
b| Univ of Virginia Pr, C/O Longleaf Services Inc 116 S Boundary st, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 27514 n| SAN 203-3151
a| YDX b| eng e| rda c| YDX d| PAT d| OCLCO d| YDXIT d| NhCcYME
a| NA737.K32 b| W56 2020
a| Wiseman, Carter, e| author.
a| Louis Kahn : b| a life in architecture / c| Carter Wiseman.
a| Charlottesville : b| University of Virginia Press, c| 2020.
a| 126 pages : b| illustrations ; c| 21 cm
a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
a| Athenaeum copy: Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Fund.
a| 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.
a| Includes bibliographical references and index.
a| Machine generated contents note: g| One. t| The Birth of a Vision -- g| Two. t| Shock to the System -- g| Three. t| Keeping the Faith -- g| Four. t| Right Time, Right Place -- g| Five. t| Framing the Message -- g| Six. t| Lessons in Learning -- g| Seven. t| Art for Art's Sake -- g| Eight. t| An Architecture of Aspiration.
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a| Kahn, Louis I., d| 1901-1974.
a| Architects z| United States v| Biography.
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