What's Classical About Louis Kahn? Lecture & Book Signing
Hosted by the Northern California Chapter
Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California Chapter and author Wendy Lesser for an intriguing lecture on her celebrated book You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, nominated for the 2018 Pen/Bograd Weld prize for biography, one of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017, and one of Kirkus's Best Nonfiction Books of 2017.
Ms. Lesser's lecture explores Kahn’s education as an architect—both his artistic and architecture training, including his rigorous Beaux-Arts tradition studies at the University of Pennsylvania with Paul Cret. Following his post-graduate travels in Europe and his first decades as an architect, she will discuss his 1950-51 period as the architect-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, an experience that significantly altered his style.
A detailed investigation in the “classical” elements of his major buildings, Ms. Lesser's extensive knowledge highlights four of Louis Kahn's signature achievements: the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Phillips Exeter Library, and the Indian Institute of Management.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.