Louis Sullivan

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  • The Era Of Louis Sullivan

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    Louis Sullivan revolutionized architecture, redefining art in building form. His work in the late 1800s became known across the country and brought many to Chicago, either to see his grand creations or study the architect himself. Louis Sullivan was born in Boston on September 3rd, 1856 and began work in Chicago in 1875 for several architecture firms. He joined Adler’s firm in 1879, where his major work began. Sullivan’s skill in artistic design and Adler’s talent for business matters and marketing

  • Architect Louis Sullivan 's Views On Architecture

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    proportion have been cited as being the priority of a design. Architect Louis Sullivan believes ornamentation should have a purpose and be integrated the relationship of the building’s structure. The Hollyhock House’s harmonious use of ornamentation does not distract from the mass and proportions of the building and therefore aligns with Architect Louis Sullivan’s views on ornaments in architecture. Before finding out what Louis Sullivan’s views were, we must look at why his theory would be able

  • `` Thought, By Louis H. Sullivan

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    In his essay, “Thought,” Louis H. Sullivan illustrates the importance of real thinking and creative thinking. He asserts that words are not really necessary to use to express our thoughts. He presents other wordless forms of communication to translate our thoughts into loud expressions. Music, painting, images and other wordless forms are the solution the author suggest, as better forms of communication. “Real thinking is better done without words” Sullivan argues. “Words” cut off the inspiration

  • Form Follows Function Essay

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    Louis Henry Sullivan was the architect that created and promoted the paramount precept to 19th century architectural design, ‘form follows function.’ The idea behind the design philosophy was that, “structural and aesthetic considerations should be entirely subject to functionality it was met with both approval and scepticism.” (Boundless, 2017) Modern architecture is commonly defined by its simplification of form. Early modern architecture began in the 20th century, with attempts to integrate, “the

  • The Chicago School Of Architecture

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    years of 1879-1910. It is usually known as the term “Chicago School” for its skyscraper architecture (Chicago School of Architecture 2). Not only did Jenney help develop the school, but other American architects as well like William Holabird, Louis Sullivan, Martin Roche, and others as well. There were two schools made during this period The First Chicago School of Architecture and The Second Chicago School of Architecture. The second school centered around the European Modernism. Three factors that

  • Charles Sullivan And Frank Lloyd Wright

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    Prairie School architecture is one of the most definitive types of North American architecture. From the long sloping roofs to the handcrafted look that these buildings convey, there is nothing quite like the way that the Prairie School shaped the American Midwest. Even today, Prairie School continues to influence those looking for a more rustic look in their houses. With the mass imports of foreign goods, many people are looking for something distinctly American and one thing becomes abundantly

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Impact on Architecture and Civil Engineering

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    city after it experienced a tragic fire. After learning the basics of architecture from Silsbee, Wright landed himself a job with the Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan firm, which was one of the progressive firms in the country at the time. Wright grew quite a friendship with Sullivan, and learned many things from him. Since the Adler and Sullivan firm was both an engineering and architectural firm, Wright was taught the ideology of “form follows function”, which helped him know that a building design’s

  • Kindergarten Chats By Louis H. Sullivan

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    Louis H. Sullivan the author of Kindergarten Chats discusses a chapter about “Thoughts”. In this chapter, Sullivan discusses the need for real thinking in order for us to create new ideas. Furthermore, he discourages the use of “pseudo-thinking” because it is not original. Sullivan discourages the use of words in creating ideas. Words are thought to slow down the process of real thinking and creates a stumbling block . Imagery, emotions and rhythms are tools in the ability to think with no limits

  • Exploring Discovering The Truth, Or The Myth Of The Architect

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    The answer to this question lies in whether you are interested in discovering the truth, or the myth of the architect. Whilst cold hard facts might present a very honest and factual catalogue of the architect and their work, it will ultimately create a very clinical and impersonal image of their character. This can lead to what Thomas S. Hines understands to be a “ debunking of almost everything, including, sometimes the magic, the poetry and the genius” behind the architect and their work. However

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Influence On American Architecture

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    In 1887, Wright worked with Louis Sullivan in Chicago, a well-known architect of the time who also wanted to separate from European style, until 1893. After Wright had stopped working with Sullivan’s firm, he made what is considered his first masterpiece, his home in Oak Park, Illinois