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Louis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture (Norton Books for Architects & Designers) Hardcover – March 17, 1998

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First published over sixty years ago, Hugh Morrison's Louis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture was the first definitive biography of the now-famous architect and is still the best introduction to his work. This reissue provides Morrison's classic text, completely redesigned and reset in a larger, more modern format. It also offers an assessment of Hugh Morrison's ground-breaking research, in Timothy J. Samuelson's Introduction, and, most important, an authoritative revision of the chronological List of Buildings, including corrections of the data in light of six decades of research. The most complete and up-to-date summary of Louis Sullivan's work, both built and unbuilt, the Building List contains information on buildings discovered since the original publication, incorporates new information on specific buildings, and notes the status of buildings demolished since first publication.

About the Author

The late Hugh Morrison taught at Dartmouth College.

Timothy J. Samuelson works for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Books for Architects & Designers
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Enlarged Edition edition (March 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393730239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393730234
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Timothy J. Samuelson, Curator of Architecture at the Chicago Historical Society, has done a marvelous job at bringing out a beautiful new edition of this classic on modernist pioneer Louis Sullivan. Samuelson has written a perceptive and entertaining introduction to the book, and given an invaluable revised list of Sullivan's work along with vastly improved illustrations. Hugh Morrison first published this groundbreaking study in 1935, and it is still the starting place for learning about Sullivan. Morrison's writing is fresh and entertaining, and moves along at times almost like a novel. More importantly, Morrison's analysis and history of Sullivan's architecture remains solid and convincing.
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