Published by Taschen, Louis I. Kahn provides a compact insight into the career of architect Louis Isadore Kahn (1901–1974). The book showcases 17 of his most important buildings, many of them inspired by ancient sites, natural light and spirituality. Written by Joseph Rosa, Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Meet the man who treated each building like a temple. From Dhaka, Bangladesh, to La Jolla, California, this book traces the extraordinary architectural language of Louis Isadore Kahn, the pioneering modernist who inflected the International Style with a “back to basics” classical grammar and pierced its sleek masses with geometrical shapes and near-celestial spots of sunlight.