joi, 21 februarie 2008
Louis I. Kahn: Architect as Artist
Louis Isadore Kahn [1901–1974] was born in Estonia on the island of Saaremaa. At the age of five, his parents immigrated to the United States and he was raised in Philadelphia, which would be his home base for the rest of his life. At an early age Kahn demonstrated an aptitude for drawing, and was in fact given the choice between a scholarship in fine art or architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Although he was to choose the latter, and become one of the most important American architects of the twentieth century, Kahn's dual identity of artist and architect would remain with him always. More here.