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Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out- Designing the Dominican Motherhouse -9783037782217

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The Dominican Motherhouse and the Patient Search for Architecture

Product Details:
by Michael Merrill
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers(2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3037782218
ISBN-13: 9783037782217

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描述

Like few others, Louis Kahn cultivated the craft of drawing as a means to architecture. His personal design drawings – seen either as a method of discovery or for themselves – are unique in the twentieth century. Over two hundred – mostly unpublished – drawings by Kahn and his associates are woven together with a lively and informed commentary into an intimate biography of an architectural idea. Unfolding around the iconic project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–1969) the drawings form a narrative which not only reveals the richness and hidden dimensions of this unbuilt masterpiece, but provides compelling insights into Louis Kahn’s mature culture of designing.

Kahn – long considered an “architects’ architect” – emerges as a vivid and instructive guide, provoking reflection on questions which continue to remain relevant: on how works are conceived, on how they might be perceived, on how they become part of human experience. Fascinating not only in their beauty, the drawings open a new and stimulating perspective on one of the past century’s great architects.

‘While drawing, I’m always waiting for something to happen. I don’t want it to happen too quickly, though.’ – Louis Kahn