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Louis Henry Sullivan

Autore: Mario Manieri-Elia; Louis H Sullivan
Editore: New York, NY : Princeton Architectural Press, ©1996.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Louis Henry Sullivan, author of the maxim "form follows function," is one of the best known and most important American architects of the nineteenth century. A mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, he was a pioneer of the Chicago School and the tall office building. Famous for the elegance and exquisite ornamentation of his works, Sullivan expressed his strong and often iconoclastic views in both his architecture and in a  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Persona incaricata: Louis H Sullivan; Louis H Sullivan; Louis H 1856-1924 Sullivan
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mario Manieri-Elia; Louis H Sullivan
ISBN: 1568980922 9781568980928
Numero OCLC: 36178699
Note: Translated from the Italian, published: Milano : Electa, 1995.
Descrizione: 188 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 29 cm
Contenuti: Preface: Architects who write --
Childhood: 1856-1870 --
Adolescence: 1870-1873 --
Early notoriety: 1873-1879 --
Professional and cultural beginnings: 1880-1886 --
The years of the Auditorium Building: 1886-1890 --
Toward a new model: 1888-1890 --
The first skyscraper: 1890-1891 --
The great challenge of the Fair: 1891-1893 --
The highest moment: 1892-1894 --
Form follows function?: 1895-1896 --
Uncertainty and inspiration of the end of the century: 1897-1900 --
Between balance sheet and project: 1900-1909 --
Last testament: 1910-1924.
Altri titoli: Louis Henry Sullivan, 1856-1924.
Responsabilità: Mario Manieri Elia.

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Louis Henry Sullivan, author of the maxim "form follows function," is one of the best known and most important American architects of the nineteenth century. A mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, he was a pioneer of the Chicago School and the tall office building. Famous for the elegance and exquisite ornamentation of his works, Sullivan expressed his strong and often iconoclastic views in both his architecture and in a large body of written work. Louis Henry Sullivan traces his life and oeuvre. It addresses his most famous buildings - including the Auditorium Building in Chicago, the Wainwright Building in Saint Louis, the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, and the National Farmers Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota - and reveals many of his lesser-known projects to be underappreciated masterpieces. For the first time, Sullivan's work, which has often been misappropriated, is explored in its historical and theoretical context. Copiously illustrated in color and black-and-white with drawings, plans, and historical as well as recent photographs, this monograph includes a complete chronology of Sullivan's projects and built works, a list of Sullivan's writings, and a full bibliography. Louis Henry Sullivan is the only comprehensive illustrated monograph available on the work of this renowned architect.

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