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Louis Sullivan; creating a new American architecture.


Louis Sullivan; creating a new American architecture.

Cannon, Patrick F.

Pomegranate Communications


172 pages




Cannon, author of several books on Chicago architecture, presents a pictorial survey of the works of Louis Henry Sullivan, who was mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, creator of the skyscraper, and famously expressed the modernist credo "Form follows function." While he precedes each section with biographical detail, Cannon maintains the focus on Sullivan's work, including contemporary photography of each of his extant buildings in Chicago and several outside the city, as well as period photographs of important demolished sites such as the Schiller Building. James Caulfield's rich and detailed photography captures the Art Nouveau grace and Prairie School simplicity of skyscrapers, warehouses, churches and temples, banks and private homes, and salvaged fragments of dismantled buildings including the Chicago Stock Exchange.

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Date:Aug 1, 2011
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