World-famous architect Louis Kahn (Exeter Library, Salk Institute, Bangladeshi Capitol Building) had two illegitimate children with two different women outside of his marriage. Son Nathaniel always hoped that someday his father would come and live with him and his mother, but Kahn never left his wife. Instead, Kahn was found dead in a men's room in Penn Station when Nathaniel was only 11. Nathaniel travels the world visitng his father's buildings and haunts in this film, meeting his father's contemporaries, colleagues, students, wives, and children.
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The secret life of architectural genius Louis Kahn
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When you want to give something presence, you have to consult nature. And there is where design comes in. If you think of brick, for instance, you say to brick, "What do you want, brick?" And brick says to you, "I like an arch." And if you say to brick, "Look, arches are expensive, and I can use a concrete lintel over you. What do you think of that, brick?" brick says, "I like an arch."
And it's important, you see, that you honor the material that you use. You don't bandy it ...
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12 November 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $37,929,
16 November 2003
Gross USA: $2,750,707
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,920,081
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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