The Autobiography of an Idea

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Courier Corporation, Mar 14, 2012 - Architecture - 384 pages
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The famous American architect's fascinating look at the early years of his pioneering work, which led to his being called the "father of the skyscraper." Far from an ordinary document of records and dates, Sullivan's passionate book crystallizes his insights and opinions into an organic theory of architecture. Includes a wealth of projects and evaluations, as well as 34 full-page plates.
 

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User Review  - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing

I have immense admiration for Sullivan as an architect, as a visionary, and as a free spirit. Sadly, almost none of these come across in this memoir from late in his life. The thought is unfocussed and the prose is mincing and unconvincing. Too bad Read full review

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In the 1870s, Louis H. Sullivan (1856–1924) participated in the rebuilding of Chicago after the great fire. An early influence on Frank Lloyd Wright, he was instrumental in the development of steel high-rise structures that evolved into modern skyscrapers.

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