Happy 115th Birthday, Louis Kahn!

Louis Kahn in the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, opened to the public in 1972. 

Louis Kahn in the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, opened to the public in 1972. 

The more deeply a thing is engaged in the unmeasurable, the more deeply lasting is its value. So the toccata and the fugue you could not deny. You couldn’t deny some of the great works of art, because they are really born out of the unmeasurable. And so I think that what you felt was, again, just wonder, not knowledge or knowing. You felt that knowledge was really not as important as your sense of wonder which was a great feeling—without reservation, without obligation, without accounting for yourself, just the closest in-touchness with your intuitive wonder. From wonder must come realization, because in the record of your making you have gone through every law of nature. It is part of you… Intuition is your most exacting sense.
— Lecture at Pratt Institute, 1973 in Louis Kahn: Essential Texts, p. 269-70.