ARTH 321
Architecture of Louis I. Kahn Fall 2014
Division I Writing Skills
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Louis Kahn (1905-74) was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. For some, his work has reached cult status. We will investigate critical writings about him, beginning with Vincent Scully’s brief book of 1962 and ending with the most recent, a catalogue of the exhibition in 2012 of his work held at the Vitra Design Museum in Switzerland. We will study his own writings, some of his buildings (including a field trip to his two museums at Yale), and the film, My Architect, made by his son Nathaniel.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1077
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly short papers, meetings of the whole class at the beginning and end of the semester, and a one-day field trip
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: senior and junior Art majors
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills

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