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100 Contemporary Houses

Louis I.Kahn

by Joseph Rosa and Peter Gössel



ISBN:9783836543842
Format:Hardback
Page Extent:96 pages
Book Size:21.0 x 26.0 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Brilliant buildings
Louis Isadore Kahn and a luminous modernist language

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901–1974) treated each building like a temple. Across the United States, in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Israel, his designs combined the sleek, utilitarian surfaces of modernism with a devotion to geometric forms and a reverence for natural light that suffused his stuctures with a monumental and breathtaking spirituality. Kahn was born in Estonia in 1901 but emigrated with his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1906. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts in 1924 and worked in different architecture offices before setting up his own atelier in 1934. 

Kahn devoted much time to the study of contemporary architecture and housing, blossoming with his own unique style in the last two decades of his life.


About the Authors

Joseph Rosa

The author Joseph Rosa is the Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. He is author of numerous publications and has taught at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the California College of the Arts, The College of Environmental Design at the University of California in Berkeley, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.

Peter Gössel

The editor Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several architecture titles in the Basic Art series.