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LOUIS KAHN: HOUSE OF THE NATION. Ed. by Grischa Ruschendorf. ORO Editions, Novato, 2014. 116 pp. (2 foldout) with 75 ills. (60 col.) and 29 col. reference ills. 39 x 29 cm. ISBN 9781941806357 In English.
Oversized. Publisher's description: Louis Kahn's National Assembly building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is regarded by many as his greatest masterpiece and one of the wonders of modern architecture. The octagonal main Parliament building is framed by eight hostel blocks--all built in local red brick, lawns and an artificial lake symbolizing the significance of water in Bangladesh. The striking simplicity of the exterior, consisting of only concrete and bands of inlaid marble, is broken up by a variety of recessed geometric shapes which create hollow spaces to allow for sunlight and air to circulate the entire building complex. Grischa RUschendorf's stunning architectural photos, some depicting so far unseen areas, invite you to explore the rarely visited building, and how this timeless masterpiece has stood the test of time.
Artist(s):Kahn, Louis I.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160660
Hardcover $40.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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