Robert Venturi

A vast Louis Kahn retrospective lands at the San Diego Museum of Art

A vast Louis Kahn retrospective lands at the San Diego Museum of Art

Given the substantial shadow his work continues to cast on the profession, it’s a little surprising that “Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture,” a vast exhibition organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany and running at the San Diego Museum of Art through the end of January, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s career to appear since the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles put one together a full quarter-century ago.

Curated for its California run by the SDMA’s Ariel Plotek, the Vitra show gains new layers of meaning — and will be...

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