Richard Saul Wurman, architect, author, and founder of TED conference, in conversation with Dan Klyn, information architect.
Originally published in 1962 and long out of print, "The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn" was the first book on the architect to feature Kahn's own images and words - and it was Kahn's favorite book on his work. It includes his early sketches, reproduced at full size, from his European travels in the 1950s as well as renderings of the designs for several of his notable buildings, along with unpublished speeches and excerpts from lectures, radio broadcasts, and other sources.
In this two-book set, a facsimile of the original publication is accompanied by an illustrated "Reader's Guide" that features essays and commentary by writers such as scholar William Whitaker and Pulitzer-Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger, family members, and fellow architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Denise Scott Brown that contextualize the enormous impact and continuing legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential architects.
This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.