Louis I. Kahn: l’Uomo, il Maestro (Edizioni Kappa, 1986) by Alessandra Latour is an insightful monograph of Louis Kahn’s personal architectural philosophy. The book is based on Latour’s original research and contains anecdotes, discussions and interviews with Kahn’s family members, collaborators, and critics, as well as essays on of Kahn’s architecture. Contributions by Francesco Tentori, Ignacio de Solà-Morales i Rubió, Kenneth Frampton and many others.
I don’t believe in need as a force at all. Need is a current, everyday affair. But desire – that is something else again. Desire is the forerunner of a new need. it is the yet not stated, the yet not made which motivates.
– Louis I. Kahn in Alessandra Latour, Louis I. Kahn: l’Uomo, il Maestro (Edizioni Kappa, 1986), p.5
The text is both in Italian and English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photos and some architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in nice condition. The glueing of the binding is still fine; the pages are clean. The soft dust jacket show some signs of shelf wear, edge wear and use, and it has a small tear.