Louis I Khan Beyond Time And Style: A Life In Architecture by Carter WisemanLouis I Khan Beyond Time And Style: A Life In Architecture by Carter Wiseman

Louis I Khan Beyond Time And Style: A Life In Architecture

byCarter Wiseman

Hardcover | February 27, 2007

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Now ranked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn brought a reverence for history back into modern architecture while translating it into a uniquely contemporary idiom.

Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and family members and illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, this book documents the uniquely American rise of a poor immigrant to the pinnacle of the international architectural world.

It illuminates the richly diverse personal relationships Kahn had with such clients as Jonas Salk and Paul Mellon, and the romantic entanglements that mystified even those closest to him. While celebrating the genius of Kahnís art, the book provides an invaluable portrait of the man who created it.
Carter Wiseman teaches history and criticism at the Yale School of architecture. He lives in Weston, Connecticut. He is also the author of Twentieth-Century American Architecture.
Title:Louis I Khan Beyond Time And Style: A Life In ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.75 × 8 × 1.25 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393731650

ISBN - 13:9780393731651

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[P]hotos of Kahn’s...work, most previously unpublished, add an amazing visual aspect to this most visual and visionary of architects — ENR[An] excellent new biography. — Christopher Hawthorne (Metropolis Magazine)Wiseman…has done us all a service…a balanced and penetrating study of Kahn both as an architect and as a man. — James Gardner (New York Sun)[A]n accessible and handsome biography…[A] welcome tribute to a twentieth-century master — Rob Hardy (The Commercial Dispatch)[A]n authoritative and beautifully illustrated book. — Yale Alumni Magazine[E]xcellent overview of….how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future...[A] book other biographers of architects should emulate. — Sandy McLendon (Modernism Magazine)