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Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes (Fay Jones Collaborative Series) (Hardcover)

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Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes is a new and personal reading of the architecture, teachings, and legacy of Louis I. Kahn from Per Olaf Fjeld’s perspective as a former student. The book explores Kahn’s life and work, offering a unique take on one of the twentieth century’s most important architects.

Kahn’s Nordic and European ties are emphasized in this study that also covers his early childhood in Estonia, his travels, and his relationships with other architects, including the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo.

The authors have gathered personal reflections, archival material, and other student work to offer insight into the wisdom that Kahn imparted to his students in his famous masterclass. Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes addresses Kahn’s legacy both personally and in terms of the profession, documents a research trip the University of Pennsylvania’s Louis I. Kahn Collection, and confronts the affiliation of Kahn’s work with postmodernism.


About the Author

Per Olaf Fjeld is professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He was educated in the United States where he studied with Louis I. Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Sverre Fehn: The Pattern of Thoughts. He has a studio practice in Oslo that he heads with his wife and coauthor Emily Randall Fjeld.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682261125
ISBN-10: 1682261123
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2019
Pages: 350
Language: English
Series: Fay Jones Collaborative Series