Readings From The Architecture Of Louis I Kahn

Author: Jeffry Kieffer
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Readings from the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn seeks to remedy the dearth of close analyses of many of Louis Kahn ́s greatest buildings: the Yale Art Gallery, the Richards Medical Research Building, the Salk Institute, the Unitarian Church, the Women ́s Dormitory at Bryn Mawr, the Exeter Library, the Indian Institute of Management, the Assembly Building at Dacca, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Yale British Art Center. The previously known aspects of Kahn ́s life and poetics of architecture are re-interpreted here through detailed readings of specific works. Anomalies in Kahn ́s architecture are discussed and explicated. The sixty illustrations include over twenty items from the Louis Kahn Collection at the University of Pennsylvania and a selection of the author ́s personal photographs of Kahn ́s work. This book is published on the hundredth anniversary of the architect ́s birth.

Louis I Kahn

Author: Per Olaf Fjeld
Editor: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610756819
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Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes is a new and personal reading of the architecture, teachings, and legacy of Louis I. Kahn from Per Olaf Fjeld’s perspective as a former student. The book explores Kahn’s life and work, offering a unique take on one of the twentieth century’s most important architects. Kahn’s Nordic and European ties are emphasized in this study that also covers his early childhood in Estonia, his travels, and his relationships with other architects, including the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo. The authors have gathered personal reflections, archival material, and other student work to offer insight into the wisdom that Kahn imparted to his students in his famous masterclass. Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes addresses Kahn’s legacy both personally and in terms of the profession, documents a research trip the University of Pennsylvania’s Louis I. Kahn Collection, and confronts the affiliation of Kahn’s work with postmodernism.

Pervasive Beauty

Author: Jeffrey D. Lieber
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Grove Encyclopedia Of Islamic Art Architecture Three Volume Set

Author: Jonathan Bloom
Editor: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195309911
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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more.

Architecture Reading Lists And Course Outlines Architectural Design Architectural Theory History And Criticism Human Behavior Professional Practice Special Topics Urbandesign Theory And History

Author: Georgia Bizios
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Drawn From The Source

Author: Eugene J. Johnson
Editor: Mit Press
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with an essay and site photographs by Ralph Lieberman Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) was among the most highly regarded twentieth-century architects, yet the relationship of his haunting travel sketches to his work has not been systematically explored until now. Drawn from the Source shows how Kahn's encounters with the great buildings of the past influenced his own architecture, and how monuments such as the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum employ natural materials and natural light to create a sense of permanence and communal space inspired by buildings far removed in time and place. Drawn from the Source describes Kahn's journeys to Europe and Asia in 1928-1929, 1951, and 1959, culminating in the great pastel sketches that circulated privately among architects and played a large part in the revival of architectural sketching in recent years. Each sketching episode is considered in terms of its contribution to Kahn's later architectural formulations, showing how he worked from his sketches to make that great synthesis of modernism and historical form that distinguishes his work. Kahn's itineraries are vividly reconstructed through surviving watercolor, pastel, and pencil drawings that reveal rapid shifts in style, sometimes week by week, while he developed a way of drawing that reflected his understanding of architectural form. Specially commissioned photographs taken by Ralph Lieberman from the precise viewpoints of the drawings document the variance of the sites from Kahn's selective interpretation of them.

Reading Architecture And Culture

Author: Adam Sharr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415601428
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Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details, and the documents used to make them, can be read closely for cultural insights. Introducing the idea of reading buildings as cultural artefacts, this book presents perceptive readings by eminent writers which demonstrate the power of this approach. The chapters show that close readings of architecture and its materials can test commonplace assumptions, help architects to appreciate the contexts in which they work, and indicate ways to think more astutely about design. The readings collected in this innovative and accessible book address buildings, specifications and photographs. They range in time from the fifteenth century – examining the only surviving drawing made by Leon Battista Alberti – to the recent past – projects completed by Norman Foster in 2006 and Herzog and De Meuron in 2008. They range geographically from France to Puerto Rico to Kazakhstan and they range in fame from buildings celebrated by critics to house extensions and motorway service areas. Taken together, these essays demonstrate important research methods which yield powerful insights for designers, critics and historians, and lessons for students.

Louis I Kahn

Author: Glenn E. Wiggins
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780442025311
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This CD-ROM explores a master work by some of the most influential architects of the 20th century. In Exeter Library, we see far more than a design that meets a program, budget, and constraints, we learn about Louis Kahn's architectural ideology and aesthetics. The completely interactive CD-ROM provides the richest possible presentation of the library. 48-page booklet and CD-ROM.

Architecture Reading Lists And Course Outlines Architectural Theory And Criticism Urban Design Theory Architectural History

Author: Georgia Bizios
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Encyclopedia Of World Biography

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6 volume supplement (numbered 13-18) to: McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of world biography published in 1973 by McGraw-Hill; covering people of the 20th century and including a study guide and index (vol. 16).

Readings In Art History The Renaissance To The Present

Author: Harold Spencer
Editor: Pearson College Division
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Reading Architectural History

Author: Dana Arnold
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134532318
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Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history and how should we read it? Reading Architectural History examines the historiographic and socio/cultural implications of the mapping of British architectural history with particular reference to eighteenth - and nineteenth-century Britain. Discursive essays consider a range of writings from biographical and social histories to visual surveys and guidebooks to examine the narrative structures of histories of architecture and their impact on perception adn understanding of the architecture of the past. Alongside this, each chapter cites canonical histories juxtaposed with a range of social and cultural theorists, to reveal that these writings are richer than we have perhaps recognised and that architectural production in this period can in interrogated in the same way as that from more recent past - and can be read in a variety of ways. The essays and texts combine to form an essential course reader for methods and critical approached to architectural history, and more generally as examples of the kind of evidence used in the formation of architectural histories, while also offering a thematic introduction to architecture in Britain and its social and cultural meaning.

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Annual Report

Author: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
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Semiotica

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Via

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Modern Architecture

Author: Neil Levine
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In this handsome book, esteemed architectural historian Neil Levine investigates for the first time the complex history of representation—the use and meaning of architectural signifiers—from the 18th through the 20th century. Using the lens of a continuous theoretical argument, Levine provides a detailed survey and critical analysis of major works by a host of modern architects, including Étienne-Louis Boullée, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Louis Kahn, Henri Labrouste, Augustus Welby Pugin, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, John Soane, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Levine posits that all modern architects, much like visual artists, have had to grapple with issues of representation in their work. Interweaving influential examples from outside the scope of modern architecture, Levine traces the history of representation in architecture, and in writings on architecture, both within each architect’s oeuvre and throughout the centuries discussed. The book features previously unpublished images, many created for this publication, and it addresses a variety of specific cases while offering an original and panoramic view of the history of architecture. Beautifully written and accessible, Modern Architecture is destined to become a classic.

Design Book Review

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Abm

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Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.