Kahn at Penn

Kahn at Penn

Forty years have passed since the death of Louis I. Kahn in 1974, the year I was among his Master's Class students at the University of Pennsylvania. Kahn's reputation as the greatest American architect of the second half of the ...

Author: James Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317669210

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

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Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn, and through his Master’s Class at the University of Pennsylvania, he exerted a significant effect on the future course of architectural practice and education. This book is a critical, in-depth study of Kahn’s philosophy of education and his unique pedagogy. It is the first extensive and comprehensive investigation of the Kahn Master’s Class as seen through the eyes of his graduate students at Penn.
Categories: Architecture

The Philadelphia School and the Future of Architecture

The Philadelphia School and the Future of Architecture

And in 2017, there was an exhibit, What Was the Philadelphia School? An Architectural Exhibit curated by Jason Tang and Izzy Kornbla and held on the Penn campus.4 In addition, the past forty years have seen numerous books on Kahn, ...

Author: John Lobell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000626933

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Flourishing from 1951 to 1965, the Philadelphia School was an architectural golden age that saw a unique convergence of city, practice, and education, all in renewal. And it was a bringing together of architecture, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture education under the leadership of Dean G. Holmes Perkins. During that time at the architecture school at the University of Pennsylvania (known as the Graduate School of Fine Arts or GSFA), Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi were transforming modern architecture; Romaldo Giurgola was applying continental philosophy to architectural theory; Robert Le Ricolais was building experimental structures; Ian McHarg was questioning Western civilization and advancing urban and regional ecology; Herbert Gans was moving into Levittown; and Denise Scott Brown was forging a syncretism of European and American planning theory and discovering popular culture. And in the city, Edmund Bacon was directing the most active city planning commission in the country. This book describes the history of the school, the transformation of the city of Philadelphia, and the philosophy of the Philadelphia School in the context of other movements of the time, and looks at what the Philadelphia School has to offer to architecture today and in the future, all from the point of view of a student who was there.
Categories: Architecture

Pennsylvania County Court Reports Containing Cases Decided in the Courts of the Several Counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania County Court Reports  Containing Cases Decided in the Courts of the Several Counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania. County Courts. ( Kahn's Estate . ) been the reason for the separation . The evidence leaves it in no manner of doubt that there were frequent quarrels , and even some show of violence , between the parties , and it is so ...

Author: Pennsylvania. County Courts

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000033925028

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Pennsylvania County Court Reports

Pennsylvania County Court Reports

Containing Cases Decided in the Courts of the Several Counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania. Courts. ( Kahn's Estate . ) been the reason for the separation . The evidence leaves it in no manner of doubt that there ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Courts

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924064805272

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Pennsylvania State Reports Containing Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Reports Containing Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

On the 4th of December 1869 , the plaintiffs brought suit against Kahn in the District Court of Philadelphia , and on the 27th of the same month judgment for $ 3677.83 was entered against the defendant for want of an affidavit of ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068062057

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Pennsylvania County Court Reports

Pennsylvania County Court Reports

Containing Cases Decided in the Courts of the Several Counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania. County Courts James Monagham . [ Kahn's Estate . ] been the reason for the separation . The evidence leaves it in no manner ...

Author: Pennsylvania. County Courts

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4774487

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

69 poured - in - place concrete columns and slabs infilled with panels of red brick similar to Kahn's work at the Richards building . North - facing glass walls would dissipate the heat generated by the computer , while projecting ...

Author: George E. Thomas

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568983158

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Benjamin Franklin, founder of America's first university, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would learn "everything that is useful and everything that is ornamental." The same might be said of the architecture of its campus, both useful and ornamental. The newest title in our highly acclaimed Campus Guide Series takes readers on an insider's tour of this historic school, unique in the Ivy League for its single urban campus. The guide presents architectural walks of a campus that is distinguished by landmark buildings. Thomas traces the university's rich history from its founding in 1749 to the present wave of construction on the modern campus. Hand-colored maps and detailed descriptions of the buildings guide to readers on their tour.
Categories: Architecture

Pennsylvania State Reports

Pennsylvania State Reports

Pennsylvania. Supreme Court. ( Wood's and Martin's Appeal . ] facts . But for the error set forth in the second ... each brought suit against Nathan Kahn , and on the 27th of that month judgments were ob. tained by the first for ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101073362830

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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"Containing cases decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania." (varies)
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A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

The Louis I. Kahn Collection , which is on extended loan from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission , constitutes the single most important collection . Overall the collections focus upon the work of Philadelphia architects ...

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005186049

Category: History

Page: 486

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In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.
Categories: History

The Jews in America Trilogy

The Jews in America Trilogy

But both the Pennsylvania and Loree were Kuhn, Loeb clients. There had, in fact, been no situation quite like it in the history of railroading or banking. Kahn's strategy was to invite both Loree and Samuel Rea, president of the ...

Author: Stephen Birmingham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504038959

Category: History

Page: 1206

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Three New York Times bestsellers chronicle the rise of America’s most influential Jewish families as they transition from poor immigrants to household names. In his acclaimed trilogy, author Stephen Birmingham paints an engrossing portrait of Jewish American life from the colonial era through the twentieth century with fascinating narrative and meticulous research. The collection’s best-known book, “Our Crowd” follows nineteenth-century German immigrants with recognizable names like Loeb, Sachs, Lehman, Guggenheim, and Goldman. Turning small family businesses into institutions of finance, banking, and philanthropy, they elevated themselves from Lower East Side tenements to Park Avenue mansions. Barred from New York’s gentile elite because of their religion and humble backgrounds, they created their own exclusive group, as affluent and selective as the one that had refused them entry. The Grandees travels farther back in history to 1654, when twenty-three Sephardic Jews arrived in New York. Members of this small and insulated group—considered the first Jewish community in America—soon established themselves as wealthy businessmen and financiers. With descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, these families were—and still are—hugely influential in the nation’s culture, politics, and economics. In “The Rest of Us,” Birmingham documents the third major wave of Jewish immigration: Eastern Europeans who swept through Ellis Island between 1880 and 1924. These refugees from czarist Russia and Polish shtetls were considered barbaric, uneducated, and too steeped in the traditions of the “old country” to be accepted by the well-established German American Jews. But the new arrivals were tough, passionate, and determined. Their incredible rags to riches stories include those of the lives of Hollywood tycoon Samuel Goldwyn, Broadway composer Irving Berlin, makeup mogul Helena Rubenstein, and mobster Meyer Lansky. This unforgettable collection comprises a comprehensive account of the Jewish American upper class, their opulent world, and their lasting mark on American society.
Categories: History