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Louis Kahn Drawing to Find Out / Michael Merrill

Louis Kahn Drawing to Find Out / Michael Merrill

We recently featured the companion to this book, Louis Kahn On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces. This large format book draws together over two hundred—mostly unpublished—drawings of Kahn’s Dominican Motherhouse. It offers a fascinating look into Kahn’s design process and his struggles with ideas about space. It shows the project changing over the years and goes straight to the heart of one of Kahn’s most quoted sayings, “A building is a struggle, not a miracle.”


7 Introduction: On Ways of knowing and Cultures of Making

21 The Dominican Motherhouse 225 Appendix

Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers (September 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 9783037782217 ISBN-13: 978-3037782217

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Christopher Henry
Cite: Christopher Henry. "Louis Kahn Drawing to Find Out / Michael Merrill" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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