Kahn’s Oeuvre, Twenty Years Later

The Emperor of Light

Kahn’s Oeuvre, Twenty Years Later

Kahn’s Oeuvre, Twenty Years Later

The Emperor of Light

Martin Filler 
28/02/1993


Perhaps Louis Kahn’s most daring accomplishment was wresting American architecture from the bland conformity that International Style had condemned it to. As Martin Filler explains in the following run-through of the life and work of the master from Philadelphia - written in line with a traveling exhibition that coincides with the twentieth anniversary of his death - it was his tenacious will to give back architecture its past nobility and monumentality that helped him set the ground for a rethinking out of contemporary architecture…[+]


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