Tuesday, April 26, 2011

my architect: a son's journey

louis kahn
salk institute, la jolla, california

esherick house, chestnut hill, pennsylvania 

i just watched an interesting documentary on architect lou kahn. a giant in twentieth century design, with a personal life that not many were privy to.  he left behind 3 children with three different mothers, only one being acknowledged publicly at the time of his death.  this movie chronicles his son's journey to discover who his father was, both his passions and his personality as well as his "extended family" via lou.  makes you wonder how much you really know your own family.  so many people of an older generation keep their past hidden.  it's a trip. if you have netflix, you can catch it on your instant queue.

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