“Taken as a whole, the seven sections of the exhibition reveal a new view of Louis Kahn’s oeuvre that defies the common classifications of modernism or postmodernism. Kahn’s uniqueness lies in his syn-thesis of the major conceptual traditions of modern architecture — from the École des Beaux-Arts and the constructive rationalism of the nineteenth century to the Arts and Crafts movement and Bauhaus modernism — enhanced by the consideration of indigenous, non-western building traditions. Kahn gained important impulses from architectural movements such as metabolism or brutalism.”
phillips exeter academy library
architect: louis i. kahn
location: exeter, new hampshire, usa
with approximately 160,000 volumes on 9 levels and a shelf capacity of 250,000 volumes, the phillips exeter academy library is the largest secondary school library in the world. today, the building is recognized as one of the twelve masterworks of modern american architecture.
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