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Louis I. Kahn: The Library at Phillips Exeter Academy [Kindle Edition]

Glenn E. Wiggins
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"The Library at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, has won the Twenty-Five Year award from the American Institute of Architects. The award is bestowed annually on an American work of architecture that has proved its merit over a life of at least a quarter of a century. . The Exeter Library, which opened in 1971, was designed by Louis I. Kahn (1901-74). Kahn . accomplished something no one else had quite figured out how to do. He made modern buildings that achieved the timeless, monumental presence of the great works of the past. . Kahn respected books. 'Nobody ever paid the price of a book; they pay only for the printing,' he once said. Exeter is his attempt to embody, in brick and teak and marble and concrete, the essence of a particular kind of institution: the house of books, the library." --Robert Campbell, The Boston Globe, January 11, 1997 This groundbreaking CD-ROM will bring you as close to the Library at Philips Exeter Academy as you can get without actually visiting it. The disc includes:
* video clips of the library's exterior and interior
* animated plans and sections
* hundreds of exterior and interior color photographs
* audio explanations by the author
* archival audio recordings of Kahn's lectures
* illustrated descriptions of five other projects by Kahn
System Requirements: Macintosh??: 68040 or Power PC processor; Apple??System 7.0 or higher; 5MB of free RAM (8MB recommended); 8-bit video display (16- or 24-bit recommended); 14-inch color monitor; 2X CD-ROM drive. Windows??: 80486 or Pentium-compatible processor; Windows??; 3.1 or higher; 4MB of free RAM ## ommended); 640 x 480 color monitor; 2X CD-ROM drive; MPC-compatible sound card; speaker##


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"The Library at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, has won theTwenty-Five Year award from the American Institute of Architects.The award is bestowed annually on an American work of architecturethat has proved its merit over a life of at least a quarter of acentury. … The Exeter Library, which opened in 1971, wasdesigned by Louis I. Kahn (1901–74). Kahn … accomplishedsomething no one else had quite figured out how to do. He mademodern buildings that achieved the timeless, monumental presence ofthe great works of the past. … Kahn respected books.‘Nobody ever paid the price of a book; they pay only for theprinting,’ he once said. Exeter is his attempt to embody, inbrick and teak and marble and concrete, the essence of a particularkind of institution: the house of books, the library." —RobertCampbell, The Boston Globe, January 11, 1997 This groundbreakingCD-ROM will bring you as close to the Library at Philips ExeterAcademy as you can get without actually visiting it. The discincludes:
  • video clips of the library’s exterior and interior
  • animated plans and sections
  • hundreds of exterior and interior color photographs
  • audio explanations by the author
  • archival audio recordings of Kahn’s lectures
  • illustrated descriptions of five other projects by Kahn
System Requirements: Macintosh®: 68040 or Power PCprocessor; Apple®System 7.0 or higher; 5MB of freeRAM (8MB recommended); 8-bit video display (16- or 24-bitrecommended); 14-inch color monitor; 2X CD-ROM drive.Windows®: 80486 or Pentium-compatible processor;Windows®; 3.1 or higher; 4MB of free RAM ##ommended); 640 x 480 color monitor; 2X CD-ROM drive; MPC-compatiblesound card; speaker##

Product Details

  • File Size: 2167 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 2, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000TUBY0Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Its just the scan, no CD ROM, sad! September 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm a big admirer of Louis Kahn's work. The Exeter library is one of his buildings I like most. Hence I was looking forward to quickly download this volume, hoping that the CD ROM, the main feature of the print version, would be part of the download. Its not! How difficult can it be to display digital data in a digital download? What Amazon delivered is simply a badly scanned print book for a dollar less than the hardcopy plus CD, what a rip off!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! April 20, 2008
Format:Hardcover
It's really a great book! even better that I thought it could be and the CD room that comes with it is very helpfull for understanding the library design.
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