Between Silence and Light Spirit in the Architecture of

Between Silence and Light Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I Kahn [PDF / Epub] ☂ Between Silence and Light Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I Kahn By John Lobell – Thomashillier.co.uk In the development of contemporary architecture no one has had a greater influence than Louis I Kahn whose many buildings include the Salk Institute the Yale Study Center and the Exeter Library He is In the development of and Light PDF/EPUB æ contemporary architecture no one has had a greater influence than Louis I Kahn whose many buildings include the Salk Institute the Yale Study Center and the Exeter Library He is remembered however not only as a master builder but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century For Kahn the study of architecture was the study of human beings their highest aspirations and most profound truths He searched for forms and materials to express the Between Silence PDF/EPUB ² subtlety and grandeur of life In his buildings we see the realization of his vision luminous surfaces that evoke a fundamental awe silent courtyards that speak of the expansiveness and the sanctity of the spirit monumental columns and graceful arches that embody dignity and strength Updated with a new preface this classic work is a major statement on human creativity showing us Louis Kahn as architect visionary and poet.


9 thoughts on “Between Silence and Light Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I Kahn

  1. James James says:

    My interest in architecture was encouraged than four years ago when I viewed the documentary My Architect based on the life of Louis Kahn Kahn 1902 1974 was one of the great architects of the twentieth century John Lobell described Louis Kahn's approach to architecture best in the introduction to his book on Kahn Between Silence and LightLouis Kahn saw architecture as the meeting of the measurable and the unmeasurable He used the word Silence for the unmeasurable for that which is not yet; and the word Light for the measurable for that which is Kahn saw architecture as existing at a threshold between silence and light which he called the Treasury of the ShadowThe spirit of Louis Kahn and his spirituality are demonstrated again and again through his creativity in his buildings which are still with us Some of the greatest of these include the Salk Institute for Biological Studies my favorite the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and the Philips Exeter Academy Library Above all Kahn created works that preserved art through time and thought inspiring the world in the process


  2. Bob Nase Bob Nase says:

    Perfect coffee table book in an architect's studio The didactic philo of an archetype seeker


  3. Wendy Dubow Polins Wendy Dubow Polins says:

    My architecture hero Filled with uotes drawings photographs and the inspiration for his many visionary projects


  4. චාමර හේරත් චාමර හේරත් says:

    good one


  5. Howard Mansfield Howard Mansfield says:

    The author architect John Lobell has selected Kahn’s key lessons in Kahn’s own words and matched them to photos of Kahn’s buildings and ones that have served as his inspiration Kahn was known for the way he spoke His words are at once clear and mysterious poetic and ancient At times it’s as if someone had managed to translate the Oracle at Delphi into English At other times he sounds like Lao Tzu at the drafting table But it’s all Kahn and it’s worth reading Lobell’s short commentary makes up the second part of the book It’s an admirably short incisive introduction to Kahn’s design philosophy Stop here before taking on Kahn’s collected writings lectures and interviews


  6. Kayla Nelson Kayla Nelson says:

    I'm not necessarily interested in architecture but a friend who loves Kahn's work in particular lent me this book I found myself enchanted with Kahn's voice and philosophy I saved several favorite uotes from this slim book I also hope to visit some of Kahn's buildings in person


  7. Michael Michael says:

    The architectural criticism and entries on Kahn's buildings are very interesting and written for the general reader but the paraphrased uotes of Kahn's lectures seem like infantile teenage Buddhism and made me lose a little respect for him as a teacher


  8. Paul Paul says:

    A concise and wonderful insight into the mind writing and architecture of Louis Kahn A appreciated the blend of Kahn's own words alongside project images as well as detailed project examinations by the author A fascinating and brilliant man I will be reading about Kahn


  9. Jessica King Jessica King says:

    beautiful Kahn's a smart guy


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