1958

Louis I. Kahn

First Unitarian Church

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2000.02.02 20:52
apples and oranges (as usual)
Three of the most inspirational texts I've ever read were in Oppositions. They are by William S. Huff, and they are his essays on symmetry. I believe Huff was a student of Louis Kahn. [Huff actually worked for/with Kahn, particularly on Tribune Review Press Building and the First Unitarian Church.]

2012.03.24 09:20
Re: Traditional Architecture
In preparation for a forthcoming Quondam exhibition of "The Philadelphia School," just yesterday I began (re)reading Scully's Louis I. Kahn (1962) where we see Kahn's early 1920s Beaux Arts architectural education being somewhat of a hindrance during the 1930s and 1940s, but then significantly informing the beginnings of his mature design work from the 1950s onward. And, by the late 1950s we begin to see the influence of Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius, e.g. First Unitarian Church, scheme 1, 1959; Salk Institute Meeting House, 1959; Bristol Town Hall, 1960.

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