Saturday, September 02, 2006

"Chicago to pay 6-week tribute to architect Louis Sullivan"

See the article: Chicago to pay 6-week tribute to architect Louis Sullivan
The architect who declared "form ever follows function," whose students included Frank Lloyd Wright, will be the subject of lectures, tours, film screenings, classes and symposiums - all serving as a reminder of the man known for his mastery of designing tall office buildings.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to really look at Sullivan and his partner, Dankmar Adler, and their incredible career. Really get the opportunity to rediscover their architecture and look at what great strides were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by their firm, and then Sullivan on his own - marvelous buildings, many of which still stand throughout the Midwest," said Ward Miller, director of the Richard Nickel Committee, one of the groups participating in the celebration.

Sullivan, who spent the bulk of his career in Chicago but designed the Wainwright Building in downtown St. Louis, played a vital role in making Chicago a hub for innovative American architecture in the late 19th century. He joined Adler's firm in 1880, being named a full partner three years later.

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