- Series: Dover Architecture
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (February 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486238121
- ISBN-13: 978-0486238128
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.