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“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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764957716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764957710
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 10 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David Fox on May 7, 2011
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Louis Sullivan has inspired a number of books given his importance. Some books provide more biographical material and others more early monochrome photos. This book is the richest source of color photographs of surviving buildings produced to date. Even those familiar with the buildings mentioned will welcome the new vistas presented. Though not of a huge layout size, the pages are large enough to merit close study for those who adore Sullivan's ornament.
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