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Architecture of Louis Kahn in Focus at MAS

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On Tuesday night (October 7), a standing-room-only crowd gathered at MAS to celebrate John Lobell’s book, Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn, which has been re-issued after 29 years. Lobell is an architecture professor at Pratt Institute, and the evening was an occasion for a gathering of alumni, students and faculty.

Lobell’s idea, as expressed in his re-issued book, “… that there are realms that transcend our material lives and we can have access to these realms through architecture” is not currently fashionable, but reflects Louis Kahn’s belief in “…architecture as the meeting of the measurable and immeasurable.” Lobell’s illustrated lecture made a compelling case.

On Friday, November 14, join MAS for an all-day trip to New Haven for a guided tour of Kahn’s Yale Center for British Art (one of Kahn’s best buildings) and a very different building by another modern master, Paul Rudolph. The restoration and renovation of the Yale School of Architecture Building (now renamed for Rudolph) has just been completed by Charles Gwathmey and Associates.

In addition, there will be time for a self-guided visit to Kahn’s Yale University Art Gallery, which MAS toured last year. The cost is $95, $80 MAS members, which includes round-trip train transit, taxi to and from gallery, architectural historian guide and MAS representative. Reservations and pre-payment are required by Monday, November 3.