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Louis Sullivan. ORNAMENT IN ARCHITECTURE. I take it as self-evident that a building, quite devoid of ornament, may convey a noble and dignified sentiment by virtue of mass and proportion. It is not evident to me that ornament can intrinsically heighten these elemental qualities. Why, then, should we use ornament?

The final work of Louis H Sullivan, A System of Architectural Ornament, was commissioned by the Art Institute’s Burnham Library of Architecture and produced by the architect in 1922 and 1923. The drawings on view in this exhibition provide a rare glimpse of Sullivan’s interpretation of the philosophical principles of …

This credo, which placed the demands of practical use above aesthetics, later would be taken by influential designers to imply that decorative elements, which architects call “ornament”, were superfluous in modern buildings, but Sullivan neither thought nor designed along such dogmatic lines during the peak of his career.

Article # : 12166. Section : THE ARTS. Issue Date : 2 / 1987, 2,078 Words. Author : Wim de Wit. Although not as famous as the Paris cemetery Pere-Lachaise, Graceland Cemetery in Chicago attracts thousands of tourists every year. Some visitors go there to admire the monumental gravesites of Chicago’s rich and famous, …

Through his exploration of organic ornamentation and steel-frame construction, Sullivan became a vocal advocate for the development of uniquely American architectural forms. He used natural ornament as a metaphor for a democratic society. For Sullivan, a building should respond to its own particular environment, just as …

future prospects. 27 About the same period, and in 1908 to be exact, Adolf Loos had his article “Ornament and. Crime” published, which can be considered as his most radical publication in content and style about ornament and architecture. Louis Sullivan who happens to have influenced Loos during his three years’ of stay …

First published in the AR in October 1977. Ornament has always flowered in Chicago, indeed Louis sullivan now has the status of a high-priest of controlled natural ornament. This article relates the more spartan methodology of Mies van der Robe back to Sullivan through Frank Lloyd Wright. It may be hard …

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