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The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn, Monumental Architect

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Illustrated. 397 pages. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $30.

By Wendy Lesser

The Life of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser’s biography of the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is, like one of Kahn’s monumental buildings, unusual in its design.

Lesser distributes critical essays on Kahn’s best-known structures, including the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh and the Phillips Exeter Library, in New Hampshire, at regular interval

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