A book of great critical and philological quality on the architectural lesson represented by the famous art museums by one of the masters of contemporary architectural culture.
[Louis I. Kahn. The Art Museums] This book on Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) reconstructs the career of the great American architect with a wealth of information, focusing on one particular aspect among many: the designs for museums, starting with the Yale University Art Gallery in 1951, and extending to the second, fundamental construction for New Haven, the Yale Center for British Art. These two buildings, as well as the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth and the project for the Menil Collection, represent high points of Kahn’s research.
The author’s philological studies on each project analyzed confirm the extraordinary stature of Kahn, while offering a qualified source for comprehension of the work of a protagonist who was capable of renewing and sustaining the lesson of the great masters of architecture of the 20th century.