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"Louis Kahn: The Power Of Architecture" At The Fabric Museum, Library 10, Museum About 10:30
October 25, 2017, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
The Fabric Museum
1214 Arch Street
If you cannot come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org any time, or call 267-444-4507 Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 5 PM.
This world-traveling exhibit on Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn includes more than 200 objects related to his life. From semi-obscure beginnings, Kahn emerged when he was nearly 50 as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.
This show has traveled the globe and Philadelphia is its last stop. Featured are Kahn's cardboard models of projects like the Bangladesh Parliament Building, and a huge display of Kahn artifacts, including his Central High Yearbook. Pages of his notebook from travels in Greece and Italy show sketches of primal, forceful forms, in thick layers of color. His big, world famous projects are emphasized.
Classically trained at the University of Pennsylvania, Kahn then enthusiastically embraced modernist ideas. He was deeply attuned to the specifics of place - his feeling for Philadelphia in particular come through in several wall quotes.
Meet at the library at 10 to carpool or at the museum at about 10:30.
The museum is free.
Please register here on line or at 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6) so we know to look for you.