- Directors: Mark Richard Smith
- Producers: Mark Richard Smith
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: Whitecap Films
- Run Time: 97 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0060O0OJW
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,513 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture
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The first feature-length documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924). Known by historians as the 'father of the skyscraper' and creator of the iconic phrase 'form follows function,' Sullivan was on top of his profession in 1890. Then a series of setbacks plunged him into destitute obscurity from which he never fully recovered. Yet his persistent belief in the power of his ideas created some of America's most beautiful buildings ever created, and inspired Sullivan's protégé, Frank Lloyd Wright, to fulfill his own dream of a truly American style of architecture. Magnificent footage of surviving Sullivan buildings combined with thoughtful insight by Sullivan scholars and great storytelling, this award-winning film has won approval from architects, educators and critics. Named to the American Library Association's 2011 List of Notable Videos for Adults.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only improvement I could see would be a director's cut with more interview material and more images of his buildings.
This was truly a documentary worthy of its subject.
Good production value, great visuals, well researched, interviewees focus on Sullivan's work and on his essential character.