Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

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National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Louis Kahn, 1962–83 © Raymond Meier
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Steven and Toby Korman House, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Louis Kahn, 1971-73 © Barry Halkin
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, New York, 1973-2012, Louis Kahn © Photo www.amiaga.com
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, New York, 1973-2012, Louis Kahn © Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Photo Paul Warchol
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Medical Research Building, Philadelphia © Louis I. Kahn Collection, Uni. of Penn. & the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission photo Mildred F. Schmertz
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Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959–65 © The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, photo John Nicolais
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Louis Kahn in front of a model of the City Tower Project in an exhibition at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, February 1958 © Sue Ann Kahn
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Louis Kahn and employees in model-making, in the late 1960s © Architectural Archives of the Uni. of Pennsylvania, photo George Alikakosdman
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Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Louis Kahn, 1951-53 © Elizabeth Felicella

A diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films. The exhibition includes a four-metre-high model of the City Tower designed for Philadelphia (1952-57), as well as previously unseen film footage shot by Kahn’s son Nathaniel Kahn, director of the film ‘My Architect’.

 

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Curated London

Louis Kahn is an American architect credited with bringing a lighter side to brutalism. He is best known for libraries, art galleries, town halls and other municipal buildings in the eastern United States, particularly his native Philadelphia. While less well known here in the UK, fans of many of London's most iconic structures (particularly the Barbican and the Southbank Centre) will find much to delight in this survey of his work. 


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