The film explores Kahn's family life, fathering children by three different partners, each of whom were unaware of the existence of his other families.
'This absorbing documentary is the first-person odyssey of Nathaniel Kahn, son of architect Louis Kahn by one of his longtime mistresses. Seeking to unravel his father’s mysterious personal life, Nathaniel combines personal footage and compelling interviews with his father’s colleagues, friends, and families. Nathaniel achieves a spiritual communion with his father by studying his architectural legacy. Louis Khan’s buildings are shown in meditative tracking shots that affirm the life-altering power of art.' David Schwartz, Chicago Reader
Introduction by Simon Henley.
Simon Henley studied at the University of Oregon, USA where one summer he drove 13,500 miles in search of great architecture and discovered the work of Louis Kahn.
Simon combines practice with teaching, writing and research, and is the author of The Architecture of Parking and Redefining Brutalism. He also writes the Beyond London column for Archdaily. He is a member of the Design South East (design review) Panel, the Kingston Design Review Panel, the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel and the GLA Specialist Assistance Team.