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Louis I. Kahn: Great Architects Redrawn

Author/EditorKahn: Jing, Z (Author)
ISBN: 9781864708806
Pub Date01/03/2020
BindingHardback
Pages620
Dimensions (mm)260(h) * 180(w)
Through the reworking of 1,500 drawings by Louis I. Kahn, this book provides new information and perspective for understanding Kahn and his work, and a new awareness of the spatial characteristics and variations.
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In architecture, as in many fields, the best method of learning is to learn from the experts. Here, author Zhang Jing, using modern drawing software, has redrawn the plans, elevations, sections, and axonometric drawings from 138 architectural works by the renowned Louis I. Kahn, one of the most important architects of the 20th century in the United States. In so doing, the author arrives at a new and objective perspective to understanding Kahn and his work, and creating an invaluable resource for future study. By working through and observing the sketches in a chronological order, Kahn's spatial characteristics and variations can be seen in a holistic way.

This book provides an innovative and intimate new look at Kahn and his architectural work.

In architecture, as in many fields, the best method of learning is to learn from the experts. Here, author Zhang Jing, using modern drawing software, has redrawn the plans, elevations, sections, and axonometric drawings from 138 architectural works by the renowned Louis I. Kahn, one of the most important architects of the 20th century in the United States. In so doing, the author arrives at a new and objective perspective to understanding Kahn and his work, and creating an invaluable resource for future study. By working through and observing the sketches in a chronological order, Kahn's spatial characteristics and variations can be seen in a holistic way.

This book provides an innovative and intimate new look at Kahn and his architectural work.

Zhang Jing is a young architect from the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University. He graduated from Peking University where he studied in modern architecture design.

Introduction Another Way to Know Louis I.Kahn; Chapter One Analysis Based On The Re-established Drawings Of Kahn; Space Variation of Plans; Space Variation of elevations; Space Variation of Sections; Space Variation of Axonometric Drawings; Chapter Two Analysis Based On Building Category; Residential Architecture; Residence Architecture from 1933 to 1942; Residence Architecture from 1943 to 1950; Residence Architecture from 1951 to 1960; Residence Architecture from 1961 to 1971; Public Architecture; Public Architecture from 1924 to 1949; Public Architecture from 1949 to 1957; Public Architecture from 1958to 1973; Chapter Three Collection of the Re-established Drawings; (This chapter is somewhat like a case study chapter. Each case will include plans, sections, elevations, axonometrics of one work of Louis I.Kahn.)

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