Tuesday, February 20, 2007

FLASHBACK: My Architect: A Son's Journey
A recent Claude Peck story in the Star Tribune about his trip to Fort Worth, Texas to see Louis Kahn's renowned Kimbell Art Museum reminded me of a story I did a few years ago. In a 2004 Building Minnesota radio report, I interviewed Minnesota architects Gunter Dittmar and Lee Tollefson, as well as director Nathaniel Kahn, about the the documentary film My Architect: A Son’s Journey. When Louis Kahn died in 1974, he left behind a few masterpieces and many unanswered questions about his personal life. His son, Nathaniel Kahn, was just 11 at the time of his father’s death. They never spent much time together. They couldn’t, really. Louis Kahn was married, but not to Nathaniel’s mother. In researching the film, Nathaniel Kahn tried to learn as much as he could about his absent father. You can listen to the story here or by subscribing to the podcast at iTunes.

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