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Louis Kahn

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Transcript of Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn 1901-1974 • Born:February 20, 1901 in Estonia
• Died:March 17, 1974 in New York, New York, United States Louis Kahn Studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was taught by Paul Philippe Cret

Developed an appreciation for the International Style of architecture through Philadelphia architects as Oscar Stonorov and George Howe Education/Inspiration The Yale University Art Gallery Richards Medical
Research Building The Salk Institute for Biological Studies Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban 1960 1966 Kimbell Art Mueseum 1969 Yale Center
for British Art 1972 FDR
Four
Freedoms
Park Legacy Louis Kahn combined
the classical style of architecture with
the modern international style. Louis Kahn sought to understand the
“inner essence” of the buildings that he created Philosopher of Architecture “ A great building in my opinion, must begin with the unmeasurable, go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasurable. The design, the making of things, is a measurable act. At that point, you are like physical nature itself because in physical nature everything is measurable-even that which is as yet unmeasured. But what is unmeasured is the psychic spirit. The psych is expressed by feeling and also thought and i believe will always be unmeasurable. I sense that the psychic existence-will calls on nature to make it what it wants to be. i think a rose wants to be a rose. the results are always less than the spirit of existence”
- Louis Kahn
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