Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

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Ashgate, 2009 - Architecture - 412 pages
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"By giving equal weight to Louis Sullivan's writings and designs, Weingarden shows how he translated both Ruskin's tenets of Gothic naturalism and Whitman's poetry of the American landscape into elemental structural forms and organic ornamentation." "Viewed as a site where various romantic discourses converged, Sullivan's oeuvre demands a cross-disciplinary exploration of each discursive practice, and its "rules of accumulation, exclusion, reactivation." The overarching theme of this study is the interrogation and restitution of those Foucauldian rules that enabled Sullivan to articulate architecture as a pictorial mode of landscape art, which he considered co-equal with the spiritual and didactic functions of landscape poetry."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

The Picturesque Discourse and the Language
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Gothic Naturalism and the Ruskinian Critical Tradition
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A Ruskinian Reading
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