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Kahn Reference Guide: The Design of the Library: Books (Authors L)

A Guide to Kahn's Academy Library Building

Books (Authors L)

Levine, Neil. "The Aesthetic of the Unfinished and the Example of Louis Kahn."
     In Modern Architecture: Representation & Reality.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009 (pp. 243-278). 
          Part of the chapter contains a description of the library, a building
          "caught in a state of arrested devlopment." With color photographs and plans. 
"Library and Dining Hall, Philip (sic) Exeter Academy, Exeter, New
     Hampshire / 1967-72." In Louis I. Kahn. Tokyo: Architecture and Urbanism,
     1975 (pp. 142-161, 238).
          Excellent color photographs only (taken after display cases were added).
          Text in Japanese and English.

"Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1967-72."
     In Louis I. Kahn: Conception and Meaning. Tokyo: Architecture and Urbanism,
     1983 (pp. 158-171).
          Plans, section, color photographs; brief text in Japanese and English.

Lobell, John. "Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire,
     1967-72." In Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture Of Louis
     I. Kahn
. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1979 (pp. 100-105).

          A brief text on the design with photographs and diagrams.

"Louis I. Kahn, architect, 1901-1974." Compiled by Jack Perry Brown.
     Louis Kahn and Paul Zucker: Two Bibliographies. The American Association
     of Architectural Bibliographers: Papers, vol. XII. Ed. Frederick D. Nichols.
     New York: Garland, 1978.
          Bibliography of books and journal articles by and about Kahn, arranged

Lym, Glenn Robert. A Psychology of Building: How We Shape and Experience
     Our Structured Spaces
. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1980 (pp. 82-93).

          An analysis of the use of the space in the Phillips Exeter Academy Library,
          primarily through interviews with 18 students. Isometric plan, photographs,
          seating diagrams.

Rockefeller Hall From Above

David Severn