Re/Framing Louis Kahn

Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings


9 Introduction
Reframing an architectural genius…
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
11 Foreword
“The Book is an Offering of the Mind”
N. Müge Cengizkan
15 Biographical Sketches
Louis Isadore Kahn
N. Müge Cengizkan
33 From Speeches by LOUIS I. KAHN
Silence and Light
125 From the speeches of LOUIS I. KAHN
The Room, the Street, and Human Agreement
213 From the speeches of LOUIS I. KAHN
Law and Rule in Architecture
285 LOUIS I. KAHN, Architect of Profound Priorities and of the Spiritual
Jale N. Erzen
331 Trying to Find Out “What it Wants to Be”: Architectural Sketches of Louis I. Kahn
Ahmet Gülgönen
339 Neslihan Dostoğlu:
“Kahn’s drawings almost speak”
342 Gönül Aslanoğlu Evyapan:
“The center of the architectural world was Philadelphia, because Louis Kahn was there”
346 Cengiz Yetken
“To understand Kahn, one must re-learn architecture”
350 Yıldırım Yavuz
“He had powerful ideas as a man of the world”
352 Orhan Özgüner
“For Kahn, architectural education needed to be devoid of formalities”

The exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings focused on the architectural and artistic works of Louis I. Kahn – architect, thinker, artist, and an “architectural guru” who is considered among the leading figures of 20th century architecture. Curated by Müge Cengizkan, the exhibition brought together drawings and photographs of architectural works from Pennsylvania, where Kahn lived, worked, and lectured – to Dacca and Ahmedabad, as well as his paintings and unique interviews. The exhibition’s focus is based on photographs that reframe Kahn’s buildings through themes such as “constructing the ground” and “kneading the program.” It also offers new insights into Kahn’s ideas through his visionary writings, which have been translated into Turkish for the first time.

The catalogue accompanying Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings, edited by N. Müge Cengizkan and designed by Bülent Erkmen, includes articles by N. Müge Cengizkan, Jale Erzen, Ahmet Gülgönen, Gönül Aslanoğlu Evyapan, Neslihan Dostoğlu, Cengiz Yetken, Yıldırım Yavuz and Orhan Özgüner, as well as Kahn’s cult texts “Silence and Light,” “Agreement between the Room, the Street, and Humanity,” and “Law and Rule in Architecture,” which have been translated into Turkish for the first time.

Publication date: 2017
Number of Pages: 354
ISBN: 978-605-4642-74-8