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Description:Excellent. Architecture. US: Princeton Architectural Pres....Excellent. Architecture. US: Princeton Architectural Pres. Paperback. Excellent. Editorial Reviews R eview It is possible to admire without reservation Kahn's moving and pelluc id arc hitecture, but to be less enthusiastic about his sometimes recondite lectur es and writings. On the other hand, every new insight into the grea t man's thinking about design should be welcome. This attractive little bo ok offers a lecture, "White Light, Black Shadow, " previously published in a 1986 ant hology edited by Richard Saul Wurman, a questions-and-answer ses sion with R ice University architecture students, and appreciations of Kahn by Lars Ler up and Michael Bell. --Interior Design Product Description Lo uis Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most renowned practitioners of internation al modernism, on a par with Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe in the exten t of his influence on subsequent generations of architects. Kahn soughtt he spiritual in his powerful forms, and encouraged his students to seek the essential nature of architecture. His Philadelphia-based practice was respo nsible for such masterpieces as the Richards Medical Research building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Yale Art Gallery extension in New Haven, Co nnecticut; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; the government comp lex at Dhaka, Bangladesh; and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. T his title, in the same format as our highly successful Rem Koolhaas: Conver sations with Students, contains a little-known essay by Kahn on his sources of inspiration, an interview with the architect on his working methods and his vision for the future of the profession, and writings on Kahn by Micha.
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