The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan
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The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

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Louis Sullivan (1856–1924) was a giant of architecture, the father of architectural modernism, and one of the earliest builders of the skyscraper. Along with Dankmar Adler (1844–1900) he designed many of the buildings that defined nineteenth-century architecture not only in Chicago but in cities across America—and continue to be admired today. Among their iconic designs ar...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Richard Nickel Committee
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Howard Mansfield
Decades in the making, this is an essential reference and at times a heartbreaking book: so many of the Sullivan’s buildings have been destroyed. The photos here show the great workmanship of the craft trades that built these beautiful, powerful buildings. We have nothing like them today. If all you know about Louis Sullivan’s Chicago buildings are the same handful of dark, shadowy photos, this book will really let you see Sullivan’s genius for the first time.

Seek out also the story of the man w...more
jw468
Stunning print quality. They All Fall Down: Richard Nickel's Struggle to Save America's Architecture is also worth reading because it helps explain all the work it took to realize this book.
Architeacher
This book has been so many years in the making that I didn't really believe I'd see it or the completion of the Sagrada Familia. I haven't put this book on the bathroom scale, but it's worth every pound!
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