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Kahn In Venice

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Architect Louis I. Kahn’s exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, “Kahn in Venice,” showcases his love and relationship for Italy.  While Kahn is known for his buildings, including the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Tex., he spent time in Italy in 1928 and 1950.  The exhibit includes his 1968 project for a congress hall in Venice and travel sketches of street scenes, gardens and buildings in the hill towns of Tuscany and other well-known Italian cities.

“The architecture of Italy will remain as the inspirational source of the works of the future,” said Kahn.

The exhibition runs through March 19, 2011.  Read the full article with more information from the New York Times Style Magazine. 


Photo courtesy of the Sue Ann Kahn Collection-Louis Kahn’s 1951 pastel sketch of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice is one of the highlights of the “Kahn in Venice” exhibition.

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