Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture
23 February–08 November, 2013
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Global Sponsor: SWAROVSKI
The exhibition Louis Kahn — The Power of Architecture, presented by the Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades. The exhibition encompasses a diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. All of Kahn’s important projects are extensively documented — from his early urban planning concepts and single-family houses to monumental late works. The view of Kahn’s architectural oeuvre is augmented by a selection of watercolors, pastels and charcoal drawings created during his travels, which document his skill as an artist and illustrator. Highlights of the exhibition include a four-meter-high model of the City Tower designed for Philadelphia (1952-57), as well as previously unpublished film footage shot by Nathanial Kahn, the son of Louis Kahn and director of the film My Architect.