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Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament David Van Zanten

Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament

David Van Zanten

Published September 1st 1986
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Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Catalogue of a retrospective on the renowned American architect Louis Sullivan shown at the Chicago Historical Society, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, & The St. Louis Art Museum. Contemporary architects have rediscovered the role of ornament as a humanizing element in their structures. No one practiced the art of ornamentation better than Sullivan, one of the earliest & most significant designers of the skyscraper. His genius for integrating form & structure with ornamentation is celebrated here in both contemporary & historical photos & in an enlightening text by leading architectural scholars. Color & B&W photos & drawings.