A Truly Essential Architect

The Essential Louis Kahn

Ed. Caroline Maniaque, photos Cemal Emden


The Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi said: ‘Louis Kahn transformed mundane, everyday elements – brick, concrete – into great historical structures akin to sacred monuments.’ Kahn (1901– 1974) worked in a variety of countries and settings around the world, reflecting his broad fascination with science, mathematics, history and art. Focusing on 23 pioneering buildings designed solely by him for both public and private use, the book features previously unpublished interior and exterior photographs of some of his most revered buildings.