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Kindergarten Chats and Other Writings (Dover Architecture) Paperback – February 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0486238128 ISBN-10: 0486238121

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Architecture
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (February 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486238121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486238128
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
It seems hard to believe that I, or anyone, could possibly dare add to the body of praise (or criticism) of this stunning collection of articles completed by Louis Sullivan right after the turn of last century. Remarkably, even though written by an architect, this work has the beauty, form, and flow of the poetry of deep thought about lessons we can learn from nature - with barely a word about architecture. This book is a must for the romantic. A stimulating and fresh connection spanning 100 years with a truly brilliant mind. It is essential reading for the 21st century. Louis Sullivan developes his arguments with superbly fine points and magnificantly developed reasoning. I am humbled to think I can praise this dear and departed genius. I am in debted to this man's universal thinking, clarity of mind, and depth of soul. Read this book. Love it. Respect it. Re-read it. Cherish it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arch Student on November 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Sullivan was a great thinker fighting the customs of his time.
Not something I would have said after taking my required survey courses in architectural history, but since reading some of the kindergarten chats my view of Sullivan has been much improved.
We were mostly told that Sullivan's only contribution worth mentioning was the famous quote "form follows function," and his essay on tall buildings. It's a shame we weren't given a true picture of Sullivan's contributions.
This book contains a strong argument directed toward architects of Sullivan's day (early 1900's). To Sullivan, architects at the time largely worked within certain "styles" and they left little room for real creative thought. His argument to leave the styles to the past when they were still culturally relevant and move onward. This sort of thinking lead to the Modernist movement and toward our current built environment.
His argument is still applicable however, when we find ourselves at another turn of the century and with the built environment running a little stale (with some stellar exceptions of course).
Great read for the young architect and those interested in architecture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank E. Cooley on July 11, 2006
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Sullivan first wrote Kindergarten Chats to be published in the periodical Interstate Architect and Builder, 1901-1902; this was reprinted in book form in 1934. In 1918, however, Sullivan revised his manuscripts for Kindergarten Chats; the revisions remained unpublished until 1947 in the present work. The 1918 revisions show the changes and growth that Sullivan experienced professionally, and are considered to be among his best works. There are numerous changes not in the first book edition of 1934. Scarce
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