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You say to brick

Wendy Lesser

You say to brick

the life of Louis Kahn

by Wendy Lesser

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architects,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes blbiographical references (pages 377-378) and index.

    StatementWendy Lesser
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA737.K32 L48 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27231096M
    ISBN 100374279977
    ISBN 109780374279974
    LC Control Number2016025613
    OCLC/WorldCa947147123


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In You Say To Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, Wendy Lesser knows that she has an important but also wonderfully tricky subject on her hands. She brings to life the public art and the private man in ways that do admirable justice to both.” —Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan "I was very pleased to read this wonderfully written book.

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The event will take place at the Broad Theater in theater #2. FREE and open to the public. Ms. Lesser will be joined in discussion with John Klingman, Professor Emeritus of Architecture.