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Prown, Jules David, 1931–
Jules David Prown collection of Louis I. Kahn Interviews by John W. Cook and Heinrich Klotz, 1969-2015.
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.417 linear feet (1 box)
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Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) was selected as architect for the Yale Center for British Art by Jules Prown in October 1969. Kahn designed the Yale University Art Gallery in 1953, and Prown selected Kahn for his ability to incorporate light into his designs and his strong urban planning background.
Heinrich Klotz was a German architectural historian, and at the time of the interviews, he was a visiting professor at Yale in the Depart of History of Art.
John W. Cook is a Professor Emeritus of Religion and the Arts Divinity School at Yale. At the time of the interviews, he was a graduate student in the History of Art Department, teaching architecture at the Yale Divinity School.
This collection consists of verbatim transcripts from the interviews of Louis I. Kahn conducted by John W. Cook and Heinrich Klotz between July 15, 1969 and April 5, 1970. It also includes the hardcover book produced from these interviews: “Louis I. Kahn in Conversation: Interviews with John W Cook and Heinrich Klotz, 1969-1970” edited by Jules David Prown and Karen E. Denavit, published in 2014, and signed by both editors on April 15, 2015.
Subject Terms:
Architects -- Interviews.
Architecture, Modern.
Art, British.
Cook, John Wesley, 1933-
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974.
Klotz, Heinrich.
Prown, Jules David, 1930-
Yale Center for British Art.