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    Louis Sullivan Louis Sullivan was without a doubt one of the most influential figures in American architecture. He can be credited with lying the foundation of today’s modern skyscrapers. In addition, he has produced some of the most magnificent ornaments seen in 19th and 20th century, which adorned his buildings. On September 3, 1856, Louis Henri Sullivan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His came from an Irish father and a French mother. Louis led a sheltered childhood as result of the

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    Abstract: This essay is focused on how the Chicago fire and the ideas of Louis Sullivan were critical in the development of a new form of architecture in the United States and the societal and social influences that brought it all together. Predating the frequently cited Frank Lloyd Wright and Daniel Burnham, a commonly overlooked name would be that of Louis Sullivan, who is responsible for pioneering an American form of architecture that broke free from

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    Louis H Sullivan

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    Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an american architect largely active during the industrial revolution. He is often considered the father of skyscrapers and the father of modernism. His art style was largely influenced by the industrial revolution and by Michelangelo’s belief in the spirit of creation. He coined the term “form ever follows function” which became the term form follows function. It is the belief that the form of a building must follow the original

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    Louis Sullivan

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    Louis Henry Sullivan, born 1856 in Boston, is one of the most famous American architects and is widely regarded as “The father of the skyscraper.” Sullivan’s designs, which number more than one hundred, are prevalent throughout a number of major cities in the U.S. Throughout his life Sullivan was intrigued with architecture and saw success from an early age. In his early years Louis Sullivan attended public schools around the Boston area and spent most of his summers on his grandparent’s farm. After

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    to examine how the groundbreaking introduction of economically variable steel impacted Louis Sullivan’s overall design Scheme. The discussion will explore steel and the benefits it carried with it. Furthermore, the discussion will examine Louis Sullivan’s contribution to high-rise steel construction and what other where doing in the same period, comparing it to his innovative Wainwright building, in St. Louis (1890). The discussion will focus on and analyze an article published by him in 1896 ‘the

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    Modernist Architecture

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    As Essay Associating Modernist Architecture, “Form And Function” And Louis H. Sullivan, the Father of Modernist Architecture In general, modern architecture is characterized by the simplification of form and the creation of ornaments from structures and themes of buildings. As stated by US General Service administration (2003), it is a term applied to an overarching movement, with its exact definition and scope varying widely [US General Service administration (2003)]. Form follows function is a

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    function”. It is a phrase that is not only used in architecture but also used in product design, engineering, urban design and popular media and culture. Some architects believed in form follow function while other like famous American architect Louis Sullivan believed that form ever follow function. In the phrase “form follow function” form can be said to follow function only if function is considered as a whole that precede form. Later by an architect Bernard Tschumi this phrase was inverted from

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    Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential designers of modern architecture and design. Wright was an architect. He was born June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Wright was an assistant of a chief to architect Louis Sullivan. He then found out his own firm and developed a new style known as the Prairie school. The Prairie school is an organic architecture designed for commercial buildings and homes. If you ask the average person to name a famous American architect their answer would

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    One of the most influential and well-known architectural engineers in America during the twentieth century has got to be Frank Lloyd Wright. He’s created and designed many creative and functional buildings for most of his career which spanned to about seventy years. His futuristic and modern designs were unique and creative, yet they were still functional for one to live in them. His eccentric thinking has brought about and greatly influenced the image of twentieth century architecture. His works

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    In Louis H. Sullivan’s article, “Thought,” he claims that our thoughts aren’t our own, but that they’re thoughts that other people have had. Sullivan’s article hits many points such as how the mind thinks, the written or spoken language, forms of communication etc. From discussing if we think in images or with words. He believes that people only need words as a spoken language but there are other ways to express yourself as well. He uses the example of music, painting and sculpture that are other

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