“I recommend any lover of progressive design to pick-up a copy of this book and discover something new to love and respect about Louis Sullivan, giant of American Architecture.” --Eric O'Malley, PrairieMod.com
“Two hundred photographs conjure up a vision of Sullivan's works as he created them and as the surviving ones exist in today's environment. Caulfield s large interior photos the camera positioning carefully noted allow the reader to visually enter the lavish spaces. Cannon's extensive biographical narrative offers insight into why this great architect, famous by age 40, died in near poverty 27 years later.” --Style 1900 Magazine
“While he precedes each section with biographical detail, Cannon maintains the focus on Sullivan's work, including contemporary photography of each of his extant buildings in Chicago and several outside the city, as well as period photographs of important demolished sites such as the Schiller Building. James Caulfield's rich and detailed photography captures the Art Nouveau grace and Prairie School simplicity of skyscrapers, warehouses, churches and temples, banks and private homes, and salvaged fragments of dismantled buildings including the Chicago Stock Exchange.” --Book News Inc.
About the Author
PATRICK F. CANNON has had a long career as a publicist, journalist, and editor. He is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple: A Good Time Place
, Prairie Metropolis: Chicago and the Birth of a New American Home
, and Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois
all published by Pomegranate.
JAMES CAULFIELD has been a commercial and advertising photographer for more than twenty-five years. His studio is a state-of-the-art natural-light production facility in downtown Chicago. His work is also featured in the books Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Prairie Metropolis, and Hometown Architect.