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Campus Architecture at UC San Diego: Salk Institute

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Salk Institute: Louis Kahn, Architect (Recent Addition: Anshen & Allen, Architects)


"A Different Kind of Beauty": Scientific and Architectural Style in I. M. Pei's Mesa Laboratory and Louis Kahn's Salk Institute. Newman, Morris. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, vol. 38, no. 2, 2008.

Sorkin, Michael. Forms of Attachment: Additions to Modern American Monuments. Lotus International 1992, no. 72: 90-95. axonometric drawings, elevations, models, photos., plans. Abstract: Four examples are used: Kimbell Art Museum


Books about Louis Kahn 

Brownlee, David Bruce. Louis I. Kahn: in the realm of architecture. Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary art; New York : Rizzoli, 1991.

Robinson, Duncan. A tribute to the genius of Louis I. Kahn. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art : Yale University Press, 1997.

Savio, Andrea. Louis I. Kahn, Salk Institute. Firenze : Alinea, 1989.


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