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Sullivanesque : urban architecture and ornamentation

Author: Ronald E Schmitt
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sullivanesque offers a visual and historical tour of a unique but often overlooked facet of modern American architecture derived from the work of Louis Sullivan." "Highly regarded in architecture for inspiring the Chicago School and the Prairie School, Sullivan was an unwilling instigator of the method of facade composition - later influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George G. Elmslie - that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Louis H Sullivan; Louis H Sullivan; Louis H Sullivan; Louis H Sullivan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Schmitt
ISBN: 0252027264 9780252027260
OCLC Number: 47996243
Description: 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Nature patterns in the urban landscape. --
Early Sullivanesque skyscraper and prominence. --
Later Sullivanesque: small buildings and anonymity. --
Sullivan's former employees. --
Ornament: materials, artisans, and early suppliers. --
Stock Sullivanesque and the Midland Terra Cotta Company. --
Sullivanesque architects in Chicago. --
Chicago streets: a Sullivanesque vernacular. --
Appendix: An inventory of Sullivanesque buildings.
Responsibility: Ronald E. Schmitt.

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