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Louis H. Sullivan
Louis H. Sullivan
[Louis Henry Sullivan]
* Boston (MA), United States, 13 September 1856
+ Chicago (IL), United States, 11 April 1924
nationality: american
AWARDS
 
1944
AIA Gold Medal
The American Institute of Architects
BUILDINGS
 
1922
United States » Chicago
1919 - 1920
United States » Columbus
1913 - 1914
United States » Grinnell
1906 - 1908
United States » Owatonna
1898 - 1903
United States » Chicago
1899 - 1903
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
United States » Chicago
1898 - 1899
United States » Chicago
1894 - 1895
United States » Buffalo
1893 - 1894
Chicago Stock Exchange Building
United States » Chicago
1892
United States » Chicago
1890 - 1892
United States » Saint Louis
1886 - 1890
United States » Chicago
1890
United States » Chicago
1890
United States » Riverside
1888 - 1889
United States » Chicago
1887
United States » Chicago
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Louis Sullivan, Kindergarten Chats and Other Writings, Dover Publications, New York 1979
Louis Sullivan, The Autobiography of an Idea, Press of the American institute of Architects, New York 1924 (Dover Publications, New York 1956)
Louis H. Sullivan, A System of Architectural Ornament, American Institute of Architects Press, New York 1924
WRITINGS
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi (ed.), La Storia dell’Architettura, 1905-2008, Lulu Enterprises Inc., Italy 2016, pp. 15-23 [Parte prima: L’Architettura moderna | Precursori | Sullivan e Wright]
Robert C. Twombly, Louis Sullivan. The Poetry of Architecture, W.W. Norton & Co., New York 2000
David J. Van Zanten, Sullivan's City. The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan, W.W. Norton & Co., 2000
Nancy Frazier, Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School, Knickerbocker Press, New York 1998
Donald Hoffman, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the Skyscraper, Dover Publications, New York 1998
Jean-Claude Garcias, Sullivan, Editions Hazan, Paris 1997

review: Mario Antonio Arnaboldi, "Il caso Sullivan/Life and Works", L'Arca 117, luglio-agosto 1997 [La luce/Lighting], "L'Arca2" p. 96
Mario Manieri Elia, Louis Henry Sullivan. 1856-1924, Electa, Milano 1995
Hans Frei, Louis Henry Sullivan, Artemis-Verlags, Zurich 1992
James F. O'Gorman, Three American Architects. Richardson, Sullivan and Wright. 1865-1915, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1991
Sarah C. Mollman, Louis Sullivan in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Illustrated Catalogue of Collections, Garland Publishing, New York 1989
Robert Twombly (ed.), Louis Sullivan. The Public Papers, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1988
Lauren S. Weingarden, Louis H. Sullivan. The Banks, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA) 1987
Robert Twombly, Louis Sullivan. His Life and Work, Elizabeth Sifton Books, New York 1986
Wim de Wit, Louis Sullivan. The Function of Ornament, W.W. Norton & Company, New York 1986
David S. Andrew, Louis Sullivan and the Polemics of Modern Architecture, University of Illinois Press, Urbana 1985
Narciso G. Menocal, Architecture as Nature. The Transcendentalist Idea of Louis Sullivan, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison (WI) 1981
Francesco dal Co, "Complessità e contraddizioni del tipo-grattacielo: ipotesi, interpretazioni, documenti", Casabella 457/458, aprile-maggio/april-may 1980 [Grattacielo: casa dello specchio], p. 56 (56-89)
Philip Johnson, "Sullivan, padre del funzionalismo?", Casabella 457/458, aprile-maggio/april-may 1980 [Grattacielo: casa dello specchio], pp. 72-74 (56-89)
Leonard K. Eaton, American Architecture Comes of Age. European Reaction to H. H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan, MIT Press, Cambridge (MA) 1972
Hugh Morrison, Louis Sullivan. Prophet of modern architecture, Grenwood Press, Westport 1971
Mervyn Kaufman, Father of Skyscrapers. A Biography of Louis Sullivan, Brown, Boston 1969
Hugh Morrison, Louis Sullivan. Prophet of Modern Architecture, W.W. Norton & Co., New York 1963
Sherman Paul, Louis Sullivan. An Architect in American Thought, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs (NJ) 1962
Willard Connely, Louis Sullivan as He Lived, Horizon Press, New York 1960
Albert Bush-Brown, Louis Sullivan, Braziller, New York 1960
William Connely, Louis Sullivan As He Lived. The Shaping of American Architecture, Horizon Press, New York 1960
Hugh Sinclair Morrison, Louis Sullivan. Prophet of Modern Architecture, P. Smith, New York 1952
Bruno Zevi, Louis H. Sullivan. La vita e le opere, Poligono, Milano 1948
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THE ARCHITECT IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Louis Sullivan. The Struggle for American Architecture
Directed by
Mark Richard Smith
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2010
Cast
Architect's role
Protagonist
 
Title
  Tall. The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Directed by
Manfred Kirchheimer
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2004
Cast
Architect's role
Considerable
 
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Learning from Frank Furness: Louis Sullivan in 1873, Philadephia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 6 october / 30 december 2012
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
 
Pritzker PrizeThe bronze medallion awarded to each Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is based on designs of Louis Sullivan, famed Chicago architect generally acknowledged as the father of the skyscraper. On one side is the name of the prize. On the reverse, three words are inscribed, “firmness, commodity and delight,” These are the three conditions referred to by Henry Wotton in his 1624 treatise, The Elements of Architecture, which was a translation of thoughts originally set down nearly 2000 years ago by Marcus Vitruvius in his Ten Books on Architecture, dedicated to the Roman Emperor Augustus. Wotton, who did the translation when he was England’s first ambassador to Venice, used the complete quote as: “The end is to build well. Well-building hath three conditions: commodity, firmness and delight.”
 
 
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