First Principles. Washington, D.C.: International Masonry Institute, 1974.
Historian Vincent Scully explains the history of load bearing design
from ancient Rome to present-day Bangladesh, India, and America
in an artistic continuum from the Emperor Hadrian to the American
architect Louis Kahn.
The examples of Kahn buildings used are the government center at
Dacca, the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and the
Library at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Louis I. Kahn. London: World Microfilms Publications, 1988. Slides.
A set of 68 color slides of Kahn's works from 1953 to 1972, taken by Tadeusz
Barucki; numbers 57-68 are of the Academy Library and dining hall.
Louis I. Kahn: An Offering to Architecture. Los Angeles: Museum of
Contemporary Art, 1992. Videocassette.
Presents Louis Kahn's mature work. Narration provided by the voice of
Kahn, using excerpts from audio recordings of talks he gave around the
Louis I. Kahn, Architect. New York: Museum at Large, 1972. 16mm film.
Shows a number of buildings designed by the architect Louis I. Kahn,
including the Library at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture. Los Angeles: Museum of
Contemporary Art, 1991. Videocassette.
Vincent Scully describes Kahn's life and work; includes Kahn himself
discussing some aspects of his architectural philosophy.
Louis I. Kahn: Three Buildings. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary
Art, 1991. Videocassette.
Vincent Scully discusses the Library and two other Kahn works.
Louis Kahn: Silence and Light. New York: Michael Blackwood Productions,
Louis Kahn talks about his work; other architects comment on him
and his architecture, which is seen as transcending trend and style,
and which focuses on light and timeless qualities.
My Architect: A Son’s Journey. New York: New Yorker Video, 2005. DVD.
Nathaniel Kahn, Louis Kahn’s only son and the illegitimate child of one
of Kahn’s long-time mistresses, undertakes a five-year worldwide journey
to understand his long-dead father. The movie explores both Kahn’s personal
life and his buildings and presents a moving personal odyssey, as well as
portraying the beauty of Kahn’s architectural legacy. All of Kahn's major
buildings, including the Library at Phillips Exeter Academy, are shown.
1997 25 Year Award: Phillips Exeter Academy. Washington, D.C.: American
Institute of Architects, 1997. Videocassette.
A brief visual tour of the Library with commentary by students, faculty
"Phillips Exeter Academy Library (1965-1971)." Form Function in Architecture.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. CD-ROM.
An excellent series of photographs, plan and discussion of the design
of the building by R. Thomas Hille.