Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn
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Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

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In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century.

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Shambhala (first published July 12th 1979)
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Wendy Dubow  Polins
My architecture hero. Filled with quotes, drawings, photographs and the inspiration for his many visionary projects.

My interest in architecture was encouraged more than four years ago when I viewed the documentary My Architect based on the life of Louis Kahn. Kahn (1902-1974) was one of the great architects of the twentieth century. John Lobell described Louis Kahn's approach to architecture best in the introduction to his book on Kahn, Between Silence and Light:

Louis Kahn saw architecture as the meeting of the measurable and the unmeasurable. He used the word "Silence" for the unmeasurable, for that which is...more
A concise and wonderful insight into the mind, writing and architecture of Louis Kahn. A appreciated the blend of Kahn's own words alongside project images, as well as more detailed project examinations by the author. A fascinating and brilliant man, I will be reading more about Kahn.
The architectural criticism and entries on Kahn's buildings are very interesting and written for the general reader, but the paraphrased quotes of Kahn's lectures seem like infantile, teenage Buddhism and made me lose a little respect for him as a teacher.
Perfect coffee table book in an architect's studio. The didactic philo. of an archetype seeker.
Jessica King
beautiful, Kahn's a smart guy
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