The Resource Louis Kahn's situated modernism, Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Louis Kahn's situated modernism, Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Label
Louis Kahn's situated modernism
Title
Louis Kahn's situated modernism
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Louis Kahn is perhaps the most important architect to emerge in the decades following World War II. In this book Sarah Williams Goldhagen dismantles the myths that have cast Kahn variously as a mystical neo-Platonist, a structural rationalist, a visionary champion of Beaux-Arts principles, or a rebel against modernism. She demonstrates instead that Kahn's architecture is grounded in his deeply held modernist political, social, and artistic ideals, which guided him as he sought to rework modernism into a socially transformative architecture appropriate for the postwar world."
  • "Goldhagen presents much new archival evidence about Kahn's buildings, his ideas, and his indebtedness to contemporary art and to the many socio-critical and architectural discourses of the postwar years. She offers fresh interpretations of many of his important buildings, including the Yale University Art Gallery and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, as well as of such previously understudied or misunderstood works as the Trenton Bathhouse and his AFL Medical Services building in Philadelphia. Goldhagen then theorizes Kahn's architectural principles to show that he struggled with modernism rather than against it, reconceptualizing it into a singular and powerful new vocabulary that retains architectural and social relevance today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldhagen, Sarah Williams
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA737.K32
LC item number
G65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1901-1974
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kahn, Louis I.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis I.
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Kahn, Louis Isadore
  • Kahn, Louis I
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Political and social views
  • Architecten
  • Architektur
  • Architekturtheorie
  • Architekturtheorie
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Louis Kahn's situated modernism, Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Situating Louis Kahn -- Kahn and American modernism : the search for community and the turn toward monumentality -- Quest for authenticity : the art gallery at Yale -- Techno-organic symbols of community : a new city hall for Philadelphia and the AFL Medical Services -- Gathering people into a community : the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue for Communication -- Struggling for a new idiom : the Trenton Jewish Community Center and Bathhouse, and the Philadelphia Civic Center plan -- Rethinking modernism : authenticity and community in the First Unitarian Church of Rochester -- Situating the democratic way of life : the National Assembly Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Louis Kahn's situated modernism
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
277 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300077865
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00043677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44703394
  • (OCoLC)ocm44703394
Label
Louis Kahn's situated modernism, Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Situating Louis Kahn -- Kahn and American modernism : the search for community and the turn toward monumentality -- Quest for authenticity : the art gallery at Yale -- Techno-organic symbols of community : a new city hall for Philadelphia and the AFL Medical Services -- Gathering people into a community : the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue for Communication -- Struggling for a new idiom : the Trenton Jewish Community Center and Bathhouse, and the Philadelphia Civic Center plan -- Rethinking modernism : authenticity and community in the First Unitarian Church of Rochester -- Situating the democratic way of life : the National Assembly Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Louis Kahn's situated modernism
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
277 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300077865
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00043677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44703394
  • (OCoLC)ocm44703394

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