Louis Sullivan: The Poetry of Architecture

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Architecture - 439 pages
This volume is both a tribute to Sullivan's poetic genius and a catalogue of all his graphic work. The authors discuss the social implications of Sullivan's theories of architecture, with visual proof of his vision in illustrations of his work on paper and in three dimensions. A translation of 'Etude sur l'inspiration, ' Sullivan's seminal and heretofore unpublished credo in verse, is further testimony to his vision. Included is an illustrated catalogue of all extant Sullivan drawings, some never before published.

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Narciso G. Menocal teaches architectural history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His books include Architecture as Nature: The Transcendentalist Idea of Louis Sullivan.

Robert Twombly teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College, New York City. He lives in West Nyack, New York.

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