A Reassessment of Kahn's Legacy

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dc.contributor.author Burgess, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.editor Loo, S. and Bartsch, K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:46:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T02:46:52Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006010782 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Burgess Peter 2007, 'A Reassessment of Kahn's Legacy', SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1-920927-55-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2066
dc.description.abstract Louis I. Kahn, now comfortably settled into the status of 'master' and regarded as the last of the great Modernist architects, is largely remembered now for his phrase" - what a building wants to be." This paper argues that though this orthodox interpretation is largely correct, Kahn is only truly understandable as a transitional figure: an architect who in attempting to redeem and reassert Modernism facilitated the emergence of post-Modernist architecture.To make this case, the paper repechages the cultural sources and character of Modernism and Modernist architecture - utilizing the transitional and seminal ideas of Wright and Le Corbusier - before introducing, characterizing, and evaluating Kahn's architectural ideas: ideas which reinvigorated the sterile architectural debate of the day and gave impetus to the post-functionalist revolution. Of particular interest was Kahn's effort to link organicism with rationalism; to separate artistic concept from artifact; to reconcile the individual with the collective, the past and the present; and his acceptance of the death of the author. en_US
dc.publisher SAHANZ en_US
dc.title A Reassessment of Kahn's Legacy en_US
dc.parent Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Architecture en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Adelaide, Australia en_US
dc.for 120100 en_US
dc.personcode 990575 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Architecture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20070921 en_US
dc.location.activity Adelaide, Australia en_US
dc.staffid 990575 en_US

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