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Old May 6th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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Louis Sullivan

LOUIS SULLIVAN


Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". "Form follows function" is attributed to him although he credited the origin of the concept to an ancient Roman architect. In 1944, he was the second architect in history to posthumously receive the AIA Gold Medal.


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The Prudential Building (Guaranty Building) (1896)
Buffalo, NY, USA




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Thank you very much for starting the thread on Architect Louis Henry Sullivan, one of founding fathers of Modern Movement. I visited Buffalo almost three years ago during an architectural tour, which included a visit of lobby interior of The Prudential. Guides told us that the major renovation of this landmark was made ten or fifteen years ago.
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Surprised that this thread isn't filed with the masterpieces already.

National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna | Minnesota | 1908

Decorative elements: George Elmslie.
Style: Prairie School - hints of Art Nouveau like in lots of Louis Sullivan's buildings.


National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank by Keith Ewing, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna by David Schalliol, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna by Payton Chung, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna by Payton Chung, on Flickr

National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna by Payton Chung, on Flickr
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Wainwright Building | Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan | built between 1890 and 1891

Style: Designed in the Palazzo style.
Facts: The Wainwright Building is considered to be among the first early skyscrapers in the world.


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St Louis, MO Wainwright Building by army.arch, on Flickr
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Krause Music Store | 1922 | Chicago
Facts:
• The Krause Music Store is the last of the 126 buildings designed by Louis Sullivan.
• The material for the facade was furnished by the American Terra Cotta Company for $3,770.



2005-03-15 1860x2480 chicago krause [Attribution], by , from Wikimedia Commons

Louis Sullivan's Krause Music Store Facade by Steve Silverman, on Flickr

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Sullivan Krause Ornament 2 by Terence Faircloth, on Flickr
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James Charnley House | Chicago | 1892
Louis Sullivan with major contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright, who was then working as a draftsman in Sullivan's office.














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Van Allen Building | Constructed 1912–1914 as a department store | Clinton | Iowa

Maybe one of the most apparent examples of Art Nouveau influence over his designs.


July 18, 2005 249 1 [Public domain], by Michael J. Kearney, from Wikimedia Commons


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