Wendy Lesser
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2017 (hardcover), 2018 (paperback), English
Nonfiction, Architecture
Paperback (also available in hardcover), 5.7 x 8.2 in., 397 pages, illustrated
ISBN: 9780374537630

From the Publisher. A major exploration of the architect’s life and work. Kahn, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century American architect, was a “public” architect. Rather than focusing on corporate commissions, he devoted himself to designing research facilities, government centers, museums, libraries, and other structures that would serve the public good. But this warm, captivating person, beloved by students and admired by colleagues, was also a secretive man hiding under a series of masks. Drawing on extensive original research, lengthy interviews with his children, his colleagues, and his students, and travel to the far-flung sites of his career-defining buildings, Lesser has written a landmark biography of this elusive genius, revealing the mind behind some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated architecture.

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