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A+U 461 Houses By Louis I. Kahn

ISBN: 9784900212343

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Over the course of a four week period in 2008, A+U had the opportunity to photograph 12 houses by the architect Louis I Kahn. This issue documents the current state of these historic houses – from his first house designed before World War II to the house completed as his last project before he passed away – with a new selection of images and many original drawings. In the course of research for this issue, a series of drawings documenting the design process of the Fisher house and a 40 minute taped conversation between Kahn and Mrs. Fisher were uncovered. Copies and transcripts are included in this issue and accompanied by a multitude of sympathetic photographs, technical drawings and explanatory texts.

196 pages, ills colour & b/w 22 x 29 Japanese/English pb

Weight 1 kg
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2009

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195

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Designing houses was a constant in the career of Louis I. Kahn, even now his houses are still loved and lived in. Over four weeks in 2008, we had the opportunity to photograph 12 houses by Kahn. This issue illustrates the current state of these historic houses — from his first house, designed before World War II, to the house completed as the last work during his lifetime – with a new selection of images and many original drawings.

In the course of research for this issue, a series of drawings documenting the design process of the Fisher House and a 40-minute conversation tape between Kahn and Mrs. Fisher were found in the basement of the Fisher House. They are included in this issue. We would like to express our special thanks to all of the present owners who kindly allowed their homes to be photographed. We are also indebted to William Whitaker, curator of the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives, which houses Kahn’s Archives, for his guidance in shaping the content of this issue and coordinating all on-site photography.

CONTENTS

Essays: Louis Kahn, From the Inside Out, George H. Marcus
Louis Kahn and the Art of Drawing a Room, Peter Kohane
Drawings. Design Development of the Fisher House
Conversation: A House within a House, Louis I. Kahn and Doris Fisher
Works
Fisher House
Esherick House
Oser House
Roche House
Weiss House
Genel House
Wharton Esherick Workshop
Shapiro House
Korman House
Shaw House
Kahn House
Meyerson House

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