My First Architectural Book

Amazing shop in a city of the masters. . .Corb and Kahn

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First’s are always overrated. But not in this case. This entry in not about contents of the book per se, which was the initial intent of this piece, but experience of buying the book itself. Its entry into my life, is a bit theatric. I would like to talk about the first non-photo-copied book in my bookshelf : Louis Kahn’s Essential Texts (I am excluding Banister Fletcher here intentionally, because like everyone else, i did not have much inclination to to pre-modernism history as a student, which i regret now). And also may be, talking about Banister Fletcher, is not an animated idea for a blog. And I realised just now, for this book how we use the authors name always as replacement for the books title ‘History of Architecture’. Like xerox or dalda.

Kahn is simply everyone should seek, if one is underwhelmed by architecture. Both experientially and intellectuallly. Kahn had famously opened a…

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About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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