The selected writings by Louis Isidore Kahn, a brilliant theorist and innovator of 20th-century architectural culture.
Louis I. Kahn, the writings
] A volume on Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), one of the most original innovators of architectural culture of the 20th century. Born in Estonia, Kahn was active above all in the United States, combining his work as an architect with teaching activities at Yale University.
But Kahn was also a great theorist, as demonstrated by writings like Monumentality, Order is, which bear witness to his incessant questioning of the meaning and nature of architectural practice, in the wake of the debilitation of the ideals that had formed the substance of the lesson of the “masters”. The book contains an anthology of writings – including some never before published in Italy – of different origins, from the early 1930s on: letters, essays published in architecture books and magazines, lectures, and conversations with students.
The writings, illustrated with projects and drawings by the architect, are introduced with a critical text by Maria Bonaiti.