Louis I Kahn
When charting architectural development, it generally follows that architects build upon the generation that preceded them—from modernism to postmodernism to deconstruction and so on. Not so for Louis Kahn, who defied categorization by stretching back centuries in search of inspiration. In ancient ruins and great buildings of the past, Kahn found recipes for a different path forward—based not on how buildings looked but rather how they made you feel. This massive tome—now in bicep-friendly paperback—explores Kahn’s epic oeuvre (including rather convincing digital images of his unbuilt work) to prove he was that rare architect who worked for all mankind.