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Vitra Louis Kahn - The Power of Architecture Publication

Vitra Louis Kahn - The Power of Architecture Publication

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The American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, an elemental formal vocabulary, and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty.

As the first comprehensive publication on this architect in 20 years, the book Louis Kahn's The Power of Architecture presents all of his important projects. It includes essays by prominent Kahn experts and an expansive illustrated biography with many new facts and insights about Kahn's life and work. In a number of interviews, leading architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto underline Kahn's significance in today's architectural discourse. An extensive catalog of works features original drawings and architectural models from the Kahn archive. The compendium is further augmented by a portfolio of Kahn's travel drawings as well as photographs by Thomas Florschuetz, which offer completely new views of the Salk Institute and the Indian Institute of Management.

Technical Details

Made in: Germany
Language: 
English
Page: 354 pages, ca. 250 coloreds and 250 black-white illustrations
Size (l/w): 320 x 240 mm


Brand

Logo Vitra - Original - Rekadeka Malaysia Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.
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