Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornamentation

Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornamentation

by Ronald E. Schmitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252074645

ISBN-13: 9780252074646

Pub. Date: 05/29/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Highly regarded in architecture for inspiring the Chicago School and the Prairie School, Louis 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 came to be known as Sullivanesque. Decorative enhancements with botanical and animal themes,

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Highly regarded in architecture for inspiring the Chicago School and the Prairie School, Louis 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 came to be known as Sullivanesque. Decorative enhancements with botanical and animal themes, Sullivan's distinctive ornamentation mitigated the hard geometries of the buildings he designed, coinciding with his "form follows function" aesthetic.

Masterfully framed by the author's photographs of Sullivanesque buildings in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, Ronald E. Schmitt's in-depth exploration of the Sullivanesque tells the story of its evolution from Sullivan's intellectual and aesthetic foundations to its place as a form of commercial vernacular. The book also includes an inventory of Sullivanesque buildings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074646
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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