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Drawn from the Source: The Travel Sketches of Louis Kahn Paperback – May 2, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (May 2, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262600269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262600262
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 11 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,249,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

These sketches document three visits to the Mediterranean--in 1928-29, 1950-51, and 1959--which were instrumental in shaping the ideas of Louis Kahn, America's greatest postwar architect. They include Kahn's early drawings of the Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano, whose towers would later appear in his Brutalist buildings; and his later more interpretive and emotion-charged sketches of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. This catalogue accompanies a December 1996 exhibition of Kahn's drawings with the same title at the Jewish Museum in New York, organized by the authors, who teach art history at Williams College. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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In light of these revealing documents it is clear why Kahn's own architecture embodied an authenticity and grandeur conspicuously lacking in much other midcentury modernism. -- The New York Times Book Review, Martin Filler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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