Kahn - on Realisation - page 76 - 77

"Then one must think in terms of transcending beyond your own thought and your own feeling to, let's say, a religious state of mind -- not a religion, but a religious state of mind. And a philosophic state of mind which could lead to realisations. And realizations aren't really tangible things."

Page 39

"...what a ting wants to be is the most important act of an object. It is for the architect to derive from the very nature of things - from his (her) realisations -- what a thing wants to be."


Louis Kahn: Essential Texts, Edited by Robert Twombly Norton & Company 2003




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