The Legacy of Albert Kahn

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Wayne State University Press, 1970 - Architecture - 183 pages
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The Legacy of Albert Kahn salutes the achievements of one of America's most distinguished architects. Originally the catalog for a major retrospective exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, this volume has become an invaluable handbook in tracing the creative genius of Albert Kahn.

Known principally for his development of modern industrial architecture, Kahn also made significant contributions in the areas of commercial, civic, institutional, and domestic architecture. Dividing the early and late works, each chapter is a chronological presentation of designs within a given architectural category. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations abound.

Eclectic and visionary, the man whose legacy included the General Motors and Fisher Buildings, the Rouge Plant, and a considerable number of buildings on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus continues to be a source of inspiration for a new generation of architects.

  

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Contents

Foreword by Samuel Sachs II Page
7
Albert Kahn 18691942 by W Hawkins Ferry Page
8
PreIndustrial Architecture 18881908 Page
29
Early Industrial Architecture 19011921 Page
40
Early Commercial Architecture 19071917 Page
54
Early Institutional Architecture 19131919 Page
62
Early Residential Architecture 19031917 Page
70
Late Institutional and Public Architecture 19151927 Page
92
Late Commercial Architecture 19151939 Page
97
Late Residential Architecture 19261928 Page
106
Late Industrial Architecture 19171943 Page
113
Albert Kahn Associates 19421970 by Walter B Sanders Page
137
Completed Work Albert Kahn Associates 19421970 Page
150
Work in Progress Albert Kahn Associates Page
177
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W. Hawkins Ferry is best-known for his book The Buildings of Detroit and was an important cultural influencer of Detroit his entire life.

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