First Unitarian Church (Rochester, NY) : Detail of the south elevation

Creator:
Kahn, Louis Isidore, 1901-1974
Published/Created:
Rochester, New York, United States
1959-1967
Date Depicted:
5/1/2001
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
brick
concrete
Notes:
Central to Kahn's architectural philosophy was the concept of institution, by which he understood not the momentary state of a client but rather the underlying social responsibilities and potentials of social organizations. At the root of the archaism often recognized in Kahn's buildings was his desire to probe the beginnings of social commitments and to redefine what an institution should continue to be. He used the words 'order' or 'form' for the fundamental organizations that animate an institution and thus are to be maintained through the exigencies of design, of realizing a particular building. A clear demonstration of this process is his 'form diagram' and successive designs for the First Unitarian Church, Rochester, NY (1959-1967).
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-KL-UC-B7
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; contemporary (1960 to present) construction buildings; religious buildings; churches
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/1/2001
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10089300
PID:
digcoll:1865290