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"Louis I Kahn - My Own Architect" is my interpretation of the life of an american architect Louis Kahn. This project was presented during my 3rd … Read More
"Louis I Kahn - My Own Architect" is my interpretation of the life of an american architect Louis Kahn. This project was presented during my 3rd year's diploma. Read Less
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Louis I Kahn
Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974) was an American architect, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture
at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Influenced by ancient ruins, Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled.He developped different theory about building, specialy « Monumentaliy and Lightness ». 
During his all life he used to work  in collaboration with other architect such as
Ann Tyng or Harriet Pattinson. 
 
He has a mysterious life, from his arrival in United States around 1907 to his death in Penn Station March, 17th 1974. He tragically died by an heart-attackin the Penn Station’s toillet. His adress was erased form his passeport, that’s why he stayed 3 days at the morgue, unknown. 
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Editorial Design
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Interpretation. 
How can we show a life of a mysterious man ?
Do we have to show his work litteraly ?
May we have to hide some information ?
Do we have to lost the reader ?
How book editing can show a life as complicated as his own ?
« Lous I Kahn » is a interpration by a student in graphic-design 
of the life of Louis Kahn, one of the most important american architect of the 20th century. 
This project could be a first answer to the issues above. 
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This project was presented by my Diploma May the 28th.
My jury was composed by Catherine Guiral, Rémi Clémencin and Anaïs Maillot.
 
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Presentation during Diploma
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Photo studio : Céline Chevreau de Montlhéu, Corentin Andreosso & Gabriel Vieille
Photo in book editing : Screen form "My Architect, A Son Journey (2003)" / Google Map / Google Street view / Google Image / Different science's books
Graphic Design : Corentin Andreosso
Type Face : Akzidenz-Grotesk
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Print : ISBA Besançon & Printing house of the Sience College from Besançon
Special thanks to : Anaïs Maillot-Morel, Sacha Léopold, Christophe Gaudard, Didier Mutel, Pierre Noël-Bernard,
Catherine Guiral, Rémi Clémencin, Etienne Vioriot and Isabelle Massu