A+U Architecture And Urbanism: February 2009 #461 - Houses by Louis I. Kahn

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A+U Architecture And Urbanism: February 2009 #461 -
Houses by Louis I. Kahn.
Yoshida Nobuyuki (Editor). 

Japan:  A+U Publishing Co., 2009. 
197 pages. 
Text in Japanese and English. 
Profusely Illustrated in color. 

Very good. 
Light corner wear. 

Designing houses was a constant in the career

of Louis I. Kahn, even now his houses are still

loved and lived in.

Over four weeks in 2008, we had the opportunity

to photograph 12 houses by Kahn. This issue

illustrates the current state of these historic houses

— from his first house, designed before World War II,

to the house completed as the last work during his lifetime

– with a new selection of images and many original drawings.

In the course of research for this issue, a series of drawings 

documenting the design process of the Fisher House and

a 40-minute conversation tape between Kahn and Mrs. Fisher

were found in the basement of the Fisher House. They are

included in this issue. We would like to express our special

thanks to all of the present owners who kindly allowed their

homes to be photographed. We are also indebted to William

Whitaker, curator of the University of Pennsylvania’s

Architectural Archives, which houses Kahn’s Archives, for his

guidance in shaping the content of this issue and coordinating

all on-site photography.

a+u Houses by Louis I. Kahn includes:

Louis I. Kahn

Louis Kahn, From the Inside Out
George H. Marcus

Louis Kahn and the Art of Drawing a Room
Peter Kohane

Design Development of the Fisher House

A House within a House
Louis I. Kahn and Doris Fisher


Fisher House

Esherick House

Oser House

Roche House

Weiss House

Genel House

Wharton Esherick Workshop

Shapiro House

Korman House

Shaw House

Kahn House

Meyerson House