Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art: A Conservation Plan
Written by Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee in association with Constance Clement
Published by the Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press
200 pages, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 260 illustrations, cloth, ISBN 9780300171648
Publication date: March 13, 2012
The standing of the Yale Center for British Art as one of the world’s great museums and study centers finds expression in its remarkable building, designed by Louis I. Kahn (1901–1974). In this important and innovative volume, two architects offer a plan to ensure the proper stewardship of the building in order to preserve its essence as a great architectural structure. Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee describe the design, construction, and subsequent renovation of the building; assess its cultural significance; analyze the materials that comprise it (steel, concrete, glass, white oak, and travertine); and shed light on its evolution over the four decades since it was built. Drawing on their extensive experience developing conservation plans for both important historic sites and modern buildings, they propose a series of policies for the Center’s conservation into the future.