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Kahn Reference Guide: The Design of the Library: Books (Authors A-G)

A Guide to Kahn's Academy Library Building

Books (Authors A-G)

Barford, George. Understanding Modern Architecture. Worcester, MA:
     Davis Publications, Inc., 1986 (p. 120).
          A brief description and one photograph of the Library.

Bednar, Michael J. The New Atrium. New York: McGraw-Hill,
     1986 (pp. 172-173).
          A discussion of the atrium of the Library and its relation to the building
          as a whole. Illustrations, plans, section.

Brown, Jack Perry. Louis I. Kahn: a Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1987. 
          Writings by and about Louis Kahn, arranged chronologically.

Campbell, James W. P. "Louis Kahn, Phillips Exeter Library (1969-71) and What the 
      Brick W
ants To Be." Brick: a World History. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003 
      (pp. 278-281).
           A two page description of the library with a number of color photographs
           of the exterior.

Close, Gloria W. "The Library of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New

     Hampshire, 1967-1972." Louis I. Kahn Bibliography. Architectural Series:
     Bibliography A-190.  Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1980 (p. 10).
          An extensive bibliography of all sources by and about Kahn, with a section on
          specific works. The section on the Library is a selective listing of journal articles
          which includes some non-English language articles.

Drexler, Arthur. "Louis Kahn." In Transformations in Modern Architecture.
     New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1979 (pp. 102-105).
          Includes a short discussion of the Library and dining hall, "compositions of
          great refinement using the simplest means...."

Futagawa, Yukio, and Romaldo Giurgola. Indian Institute of Management,
     Ahmedabad, India, 1963-, Exeter Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,
     New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1972
. Edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa;

     text by Romaldo Giurgola. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo, 1975 (GA Global
     Architecture, 35).
          A brief description and evaluation of the building, with fine photographs and
          plans. In Japanese and English.

Gast, Klaus-Peter. "Phillips Exeter Library and Dining Hall,  Exeter,
     New Hampshire, 1965-1971." In Louis I. Kahn. Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1999
     (pp. 132-139). 

          Brief descriptions, with photographs and plans. Text in English/German.

Gast, Klaus-Peter. "Phillips Exeter Academy Library 1965-71,  Exeter,
     New Hampshire, USA." In Louis I. Kahn: The Idea of Order. 
     Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1998 (pp. 80-87). 

          Essay on the library design, with photographs and plans.

Gast, Klaus-Peter. "Library and Dining Hall Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter,
     New Hampshire, USA 1965-71." In Louis I. Kahn: Das Gestamtwerk=
     Complete Works. Munchen: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001 (pp. 160-169).
Essay on the library design, with photographs and plans. Text in

Giurgola, Romaldo, and Jaimini Mehta. "Library and Dining Hall, Phillips
     Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, 1967-1972." In Louis I. Kahn.
     Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1975 (pp. 90-93).

          Chiefly illustrations and diagrams with brief descriptions.

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