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Louis Henry Sullivan

Author: Mario Manieri-Elia; Louis H Sullivan
Publisher: New York, NY : Princeton Architectural Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Louis H Sullivan; Louis H Sullivan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Manieri-Elia; Louis H Sullivan
ISBN: 1568980922 9781568980928
OCLC Number: 36178699
Notes: Translated from the Italian, published: Milano : Electa, 1995.
Description: 188 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Louis Henry Sullivan, 1856-1924.
Responsibility: 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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