Item description for Louis I. Kahn: 1901-1974: Enlightened Space (Taschen Basic Architecture) by Joseph Rosa...
Overview Though Louis Isidore Kahn (1901-1974) started his career late in his life, the few projects he was able to undertake were realized to perfection. This book brings together 17 Kahn projects, ranging from private housing to commercial architecture, religious buildings, exhibition spaces, and government buildings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
ISBN 3822836419 ISBN13 9783822836415
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More About Joseph Rosa
Joseph Rosa is the John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of "Young Chicago" and "Douglas Garofalo," both distributed by Yale.
Joseph Rosa currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Louis I. Kahn: 1901-1974: Enlightened Space (Taschen Basic Architecture)?
Exellent Series Jan 10, 2007
Full marks to TASCHEN for the BASIC ARCHITECTURE series. The small format, clear text/layout/photography make them visually pleasing and well worth revisiting often. I am buying one each month.
A Low Price Ticket to an Architect's Life Work Sep 26, 2006
Although I am a fan of Modern Architecture, I have never really understood why Louis Kahn was one of the great architects of the Twentieth Century. His buildings have never really appealed to me. They stike me as very dense and way too serious. Kahn's embrace of "monumentality", strikes me as antithetical to Modernist thought.
I purchased "Louis Kahn: 1901-1974" because at $9.99 this book is a low risk investment. It is published by the German Publishing Company, Taschen. This imprint produce some of the finest books currently being published about architecture. Typical of the Basic Architecture Series, the book is very well written and includes beautiful photos of the architect's best buildings. It is hard to believe that such an attractive book sells at such a reasonable price.
I am still not a fan of Kahn's buildings but I now have a better understanding of why he is considered one of the most important architects of the Twentieth Century. This book is a good purchase for anyone trying to understand the forces that shaped the practice of architecture during the past fifty years. A good value and highly recommended.