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ARCHITECTURE Michael Graves: Design for Life Princeton Architectural Press 304 pages, $30 Ever since Vitruvius in the 1st century B.C., architects have written books to promulgate their ideas and their buildings but biographies of architects are a relatively recent development, a manifestation of the influence of the media-driven cult of personality that emerge…

BIOGRAPHY "You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn" By Wendy Lesser Farrar, Straus and Giroux 416 pages, $30 Biographers of architects inevitably have to calculate how much weight to give to the architect’s life and how much to his work. This choice is especially acute with Louis I. Kahn who is widely revered by architects, critics, and historians as the …