Louis Kahn's Drawings

I spent a few days photographing Louis Kahn’s drawings and paintings for a September show at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. Kahn has always been one of my favorite architects. He was a man who did not see success until his fifties. He dreamed large and designed for the spirit rather than the petty needs of the marketplace. If you haven’t seen My Architect, rent it tonight. It is a fantastic documentary on the artist’s inspired projects and complicated love life, a very moving portrait made by his youngest child. The photos here document paintings of Egypt made in the early 50s, with a self-portrait (almost cubist) sketch from 1949, and a 1929 landscape of the Amalfi coast.
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