Louis KAHN Paintings SKETCHES Catalogue RIZZOLI
9-1/2 x 12-3/8 x 1-1/4 inches. 340 pp bound in jade green cloth. Full color dust jacket.
The Paintings and Sketches of Louis I Kahn is the first comprehensive presentation and analysis of this great twentieth-century master's artworks, his main pursuit for the thirty years before he achieved preeminence in the field of architecture.
The charcoal sketches, pastels, watercolors and oils presented here were made largely in Kahn's travels and vacations in Europe, Canada and the United States. They range from his experiments in moderne-style illustration, to realism, to the stark and metaphysical abstractions of his later years including landscapes, building sketches, still lifes, portraits, and cityscapes. Organized chronologically, each work is accompanied by a brief description and analysis.
This lavishly illustrated volume provides a catalogue raisonne of all 480 known paintings and sketches by Kahn, and also includes critical analysis of the works and their relationship to his architecture, a biographical sketch, an extensive bibliography and an introduction by leading Kahn authority Vincent Scully.
Very good overall condition. No shelf wear. All pages clean and tight. DJ bumped front top right corner. No other damage found.
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