Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces

Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces – The Dominican Motherhouse and a Modern Culture of Space by Michael Merrill (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010/2020) is an extensive research about Louis Kahn’s architectural thinking and working methods in the unbuilt project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–69).

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Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces – The Dominican Motherhouse and a Modern Culture of Space by Michael Merrill (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010/2020) is an extensive research about Louis Kahn’s architectural thinking and working methods in the unbuilt project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–69).

Louis Kahn’s rethinking of modern architecture’s paradigm of space belongs to his most important contributions to the métier. The drawings for the iconic unbuilt project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–69) provide an intimate view of the architect at work on a few fundamental questions of architectural space: seeking the sources of its meaning in its social, morphological, landscape and contextual dimensions. This compelling case study opens the way to explorations of Kahn’s deepening understanding of space through several of his major works, providing ne inroads to this architecture’s rich spatial poetry. The result of extensive research, and generously illustrated with unpublished archival material and new diagrams, this book is both an ideal introduction to Kahn’s thought and a timely re-evaluation of a work of enduring relevance.
– Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces – The Dominican Motherhouse and a Modern Culture of Space by Michael Merrill (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010/2020), text from the back cover.

Please also see Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out – The Dominican Motherhouse and the Patient Search for Architecture and Louis Kahn: The Importance of Drawing also by Michale Merrill.

Weight 684 g
Dimensions 24.0 × 16.6 × 1.7 cm
Author(s)

Michael Merrill

Publisher

Lars Müller Publishers

Publishing year

2020, 2010

Language

Images

architetural drawings,  sketches, b&w photos, diagrams

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Number of pages

239

ISBN

978-3-03778-220-0