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Louis I. Kahn (Studio Paperback) [Paperback]

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1999 ist das Jahr des 25. Todestages von Louis Kahn. In der zweiten Hlfte des 20. Jahrhunderts hat das Entwerfen Louis Kahns eine herausragende Bedeutung fr die internationale Architektur. Kahn gehrt zur Generation der Architekten, die an der Vollendung und zugleich berwindung der klassischen Moderne teilhatten.Er realisierte die meisten seiner Projekte in den USA und errichtete einige bedeutende Groprojekte in Asien. Von dem lange Zeit wenig beachteten Frhwerk Kahns, ber Groprojekte wie das National Capital of Bangladesh in Dhakar bis hin zum Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth veranschaulichen die Werke die humanitre Idee in der Architektur Kahns. Die vorliegende Monographie dokumentiert alle wichtigen Bauten und Projekte mit eigens fr diesen Band angefertigten Planzeichnungen und unverffentlichten Photographien, ergnzt durch das Material des Kahn-Archivs.

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Pages   190
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Birkhäuser
ISBN  3764359641  
ISBN13  9783764359645  

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Copiously illustrated review of 44 major works  May 19, 2006
This is a concise and copiously illustrated paperback survey on 192 pages of all major buildings and projects from 1935 to 1983 published under ISBN: 3764359641 by Birkhäuser (Basel...) and ISBN: 0817959641 by Birkhäuser (Boston) in English and German side by side. Following 8 page Introduction, each of the presented 44 works is headed by a description from as little as just a few lines to over a page long followed by illustrations from one to several depending on work's scope. All of several hundreds only B&W (many multi-picture) illustrations - many of them technical (plans, sections, sketches, elevations, etc.), but also B&W photos of a good quality - are well balanced, superbly crisp and perfectly legible. On several pages at the end, there are: a biography, selected bibliography, list of works, etc. on several pages. Like all from the Studio Paperback series, the book is solid among architectural monographs even of a bigger size. Similar to smaller books from the Works and Projects series published by Gustavo Gili (GG) in English and Spanish.

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