By Wendy Lesser
The first biography of the enduring American architect that delves absolutely into his existence and work
Born to a Jewish relatives in Estonia in 1901 and taken to the United States in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia; by the point of his demise in 1974, he used to be widely known as one of many maximum architects of his period. but this huge, immense attractiveness was once in accordance with just a handful of masterpieces, all outfitted over the past fifteen years of his life.
Perfectly complementing Nathaniel Kahn’s award-winning documentary, My Architect, Wendy Lesser’s You Say to Brick is a massive exploration of the architect’s existence and paintings. Kahn, maybe greater than the other twentieth-century American architect, was once a “public” architect. Eschewing the standard company skyscrapers, lodges, and condominiums, he serious about scientific and academic examine amenities, executive facilities, museums, libraries, parks, non secular structures, and different buildings that might serve the general public stable. but this hot, eye-catching individual, cherished via scholars and sought after by way of colleagues, was once additionally a secretive and mysterious personality hiding in the back of a chain of masks.
Drawing on broad unique learn; long interviews along with his teenagers, his colleagues, and his scholars; and shuttle to the far-flung websites of his career-defining structures, Lesser has written a landmark biography of this elusive guy, which finds the brain in the back of a few of the 20th century's so much celebrated architecture.
Read Online or Download You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn PDF
Best biographies of artists, architects & photographers books
Dies ist kein Bildband über Kunst – nicht nur. Können die Bilder von Lorenz Leisner ohne den Schmerz verstanden werden, den der Künstler in seinem gesellschaftlichen und politischen Umfeld empfand? Der über viele Jahre enge Vertraute des Künstlers, Georg Ellerbeck meint nein und nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch das Leben von Lorenz Leisner und zugleich durch die Entwicklung Deutschlands während der Lebensspanne des Malers (1906 bis 1995).
Alfred Zampa didn�t recognize what he was once entering into while he took a building task in 1925 at the Carquinez Bridge, one of many first to go San Francisco Bay. regardless of the danger, Zampa relished the problem and launched into an illustrious occupation that made him a neighborhood legend. His remarkable feats of iron craft are obtrusive in several spans, together with the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate, in addition to others around the kingdom.
All operating architects go away in the back of a string of monuments to themselves within the type of constructions they've got designed. yet what in regards to the ultimate areas that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects' gravesites extra enormous -- extra architectural -- than others? This precise publication offers an illustrated consultant to greater than 2 hundred gravesites of recognized architects, just about all of them within the usa.
A North gentle – John Hewitt’s personal account of his existence in Northern eire from his early years until eventually his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957 – offers a desirable glimpse into his organization with key figures from the literary and artwork global, together with W. B. Yeats, George Orwell, Brendan Behan, Colin Middleton and John Luke.
- The 10 Letters Project: A Year of Art and Friendship
- Pierre-Paul Riquet (1609-1680): L'incroyable aventure du canal des Deux-Mers (Référence) (French Edition)
- Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna
- Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung
- A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada: The Journals, Letters and Art of Anne Langton: The Journals, Letters, and Art of Anne Langton
Additional resources for You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn