2014 Lecture Series: Harte Crow - The Architect's Architect, Louis Kahn
Though not numerous, Louis Kahn’s buildings have become veritable icons of 20th Century architecture. His works, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Salk Institute, the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh, the Phillips Exeter Academy Library, the Kimbell Art Museum, and Four Freedoms Park in New York City have helped define Modernism. His masterful use of bold geometric forms, skillful manipulation of natural light, and artistic control of architectural expression resulted in richly layered spatial experiences. This lecture will detail Kahn’s life and body of work.