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Harmen H. Thies,Klaus-Peter Gast
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Birkhauser; 1 edition (March 12, 2001)
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This comprehensive and innovative study presents the fundamental features of Louis I. Kahn's architecture and describes his key buildings

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Published 2001 by Birkhauser in Basel, Switzerland, Boston. Architecture International style, Catalogs, Geometry in architecture, Criticism and interpretation, International style (Architecture), International Architectural practice, Internet Archive Wishlist. Louis I. Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198). Issued also in German.

Klaus-Peter Gast's book provides a geometric analysis of Louis Kahn's buildings, as well as an in-depth analysis of Lou's personal way of building with deep respect for the great architectural periods of the past. The author's geometric drawings/diagrams & text - coupled with brilliant photographs and Lou's drawings - take Louis Kahn's beyond simple tracing

Klaus-Peter Gast (b. 1956) is an architect and building historian. He trained and taught at the Technische UniversitAt Braunschweig (Braunschweig Technical University), obtaining his doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation on "Das Indian Institute of Management von Louis I. Kahn.

Klaus-Peter Gast (b. Zur Darstellung des Systems figA1/4rlicher Geometrie" ("The Indian Institute of Management of Louis I. Kahn: Representing the System of Figurative Geometry")

This comprehensive and innovative study presents the fundamental features of Louis I. Kahn's architecture and describes his key buildings. It is based on drawings prepared specially for this book and previously unpublished photographs and has been described as the "most rigorous and precise study so far attempted in the German language" Kurt W. Forster. Previously available in hardcover, it is now being published in softcover ensuring that it will be accessible to all who are interested in the legacy of Kahn's work.
  • This is a concise and copiously illustrated paperback survey on 190 pages of all major buildings and projects from 1935 to 1983 published under ISBN: 3764359641 by Birkhäuser (Basel...) and ISBN: 0817659641 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. The book is ended with 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.
    CONTENTS:
    7 Introduction
    8 Preface
    Buildings and Projects
    14 Ahava Israel Synagogue, Philadelphia
    16 Oser House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    19 Genel House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    22 Weiss House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    24 Yale University Art Gallery Extension, New Haven
    28 Mill Creek Public Housing, Philadelphia
    34 Weber DeVore House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    35 Adler House, Philadelphia
    36 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Philadelphia
    38 Trenton Bathhouse, Trenton, New Jersey
    42 City Tower, Philadelphia
    44 Civic Forum, Philadelphia
    46 Morris House, Mount Kisko, New York
    48 Richards Medical Research Building/Goddard Laboratories, Philadelphia
    56 Tribune Rewiew Press Building, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    58 First Unitarian Church and Community Center, Rochester, New York
    62 US Consulate, Luanda, Angola
    64 Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, San Diego
    72 Goldenberg House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    74 Fleisher House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    76 Esherick House, Philadelphia
    80 Dormitories for Women Students, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    84 Fisher House, Hatboro, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    88 Mikveh Israel Synagogue, Philadelphia
    90 Fine Arts Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    94 Indiana Institute of Managment, Ahmedabad, India
    108 National Assembly Complex, National Capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka
    120 Government Center with President's Palace, Islamabad, Pakistan
    124 College of Art, Philadelphia
    128 Dominican Sister's Convent, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    130 St. Andrew's Priory, Valyermo, California
    132 Philips Exeter Academy, Library and Dinning Hall, Exeter, New Hampshire
    140 Olivetti Factory, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    142 Jewish Martyr's Memorial, New York
    144 Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, Texas
    150 Office Highrise, Kansas City, Kansas
    154 Hurvah Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel
    158 Palace of Congress and Buildings for the Biennale, Venice
    162 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
    166 Inner Harbor Office and Shopping Center, Baltimore, Maryland
    168 Family Planning Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
    170 Korman House, Montgomery County near Philadelphia
    174 Pocono Arts Center, Luszerne County, Pennsylvania
    176 Roosevelt Memorial, New York
    177 Location plans
    181 Biography
    184 Selected Bibliography
    185 List of Works
    189 Illustration credits

  • Klaus-Peter Gast's book provides a geometric analysis of Louis Kahn's buildings, as well as an in-depth analysis of Lou's personal way of building with deep respect for the great architectural periods of the past.The author's geometric drawings/diagrams & text - coupled with brilliant photographs and Lou's drawings - take Louis Kahn's buildings/structures beyond simple tracing and observation:this important book takes us on a fascinating journey through Louis I. Kahn's intelligible and organic geometrical equilibrium, to the structurally ordered whole and the powerful & enigmatic monumentality of Lou's masterpieces.A serious and carefully crafted publication that requires commitment and visual attention.A truly monumental book!

  • In essence, Louis Kahn was and remains a Beaux Arts architect, or at least a modernist version of one. He was trained in the Beaux Arts method and was especially familiar with the teachings of John F. Harbeson and other American Beaux Arts masters.

    Kahn's most common organizational trait was axial and his larger buildings show clear evidence of French-style 'enfilade' planning. This much is clear from Kahn's own drawings. While this book acknowledges these underlying planning geometries, it stretches the basis of its study trying to find the same systems evident in Kahn's elevational treatments.

    Although Kahn would have studied Beaux arts proportional systems it is not evident from his own drawings or sketches that he tried to apply these devices or compositional systems in his designs. Indeed his writings suggested that he intuited the results more than constructed them around a geometric framework. Thus portions of the book can only be regarded as the author's speculative attempts to 'discover' Kahn's geometries after the fact rather than present them as a factual statement of the architect's intent.

    Still, the book offers a new way to consider Kahn's works. In an age where so much of so-called architecture is no more than capricious form-making, the book is a welcome reminder that discipline and rigour have always been an important part of real design.