The World Monuments Fund is urging the Indian Institute of Management to reconsider destroying architect Louis Kahn’s historic campus.
A 50-year-old floating performance space designed by architect Louis Kahn may be sent to a Louisiana shipyard for scrap at the end of this year’s tour.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — At last week’s reopening of the Yale Center for British Art, Matthew Hargraves, chief curator of art collections, called its Long Gallery “one of the great undiscovered spaces of the 20th century.”
On this week’s art crime blotter: raccoons go on rogue art crawl, artists’ work is trapped after a gallery’s eviction, and a Star Wars print is swiped by Canadians who’ve gone over to the dark side.
On a July morning, at the tender age of five, I watched the building next to my Bronx tenement capitulate to the blows of a wrecking ball.
Last year, the only surviving commercial work designed by architect Louis I. Kahn was torn down with little fanfare in Philadelphia.
This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, arguably already has one of the best museum buildings in the world. The Louis Kahn-designed structure, with its rows of vaulted ceilings in concrete and celebrated “silvery” light gives the displayed art a unique monumentality, whether it’s the natural sunlight dissipated through the curved skylights or the illumination haloed in the ceiling’s arches.
Wrapping the tip of Roosevelt Island that points out to the sea, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a realm of stillness and meditation unlike anything else in the city. Designed as a memorial to the 32nd president, it is now just as much a call to remember its architect: the late lover of form and light, Louis Kahn. It is also long overdue, by almost four decades, from when it was first proposed in 1973. Yet even without all of its history attached, the most significant role of the completed park may be as a monument to the contemplative power of public space.
Production outfit The Third & The Seventh has made a movie that allows us to experience architecture better than ever before, showing iconic buildings in multiple perspectives simultaneously and suffusing them with soft, unearthly light. Viewers would be excused for thinking that these clips were shot on a real camera, but the really amazing part? It’s all three-dimensional computer rendering, created by hand. Incredible.