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Joseph Rykwert

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Joseph Rykwert is a world-leading authority on the history of art and architecture, and recipient of the 2014 Royal Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious architecture awards.  

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Past Events

2014

National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Louis Kahn, 1962-83 © Raymond Meier

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of American architect Louis Kahn, whose projects were considered as important as those of Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe. This year, too, sees the award of Britain's Royal Gold Medal to historian and critic Joseph Rykwert, whose writing has had a major impact on the thinking of architects and designers. In this special event Rykwert looks back at Kahn and reflects on his contribution to the form of architecture and the all-important nature of the contemporary city.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of American architect Louis Kahn, whose projects were considered as important as those of Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe. This year, too, sees the award of Britain's Royal Gold Medal to historian and critic Joseph Rykwert, whose writing has had a major impact on the thinking of architects and designers. In this special event Rykwert looks back at Kahn and reflects on his contribution to the form of architecture and the all-important nature of the contemporary city.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.