Louis Henry Sullivan


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Noun1.Louis Henry Sullivan - United States architect known for his steel framed skyscrapers and for coining the phrase `form follows function' (1856-1924)Louis Henry Sullivan - United States architect known for his steel framed skyscrapers and for coining the phrase `form follows function' (1856-1924)
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Cannon, author of several books on Chicago architecture, presents a pictorial survey of the works of Louis Henry Sullivan, who was mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, creator of the skyscraper, and famously expressed the modernist credo "Form follows function." While he precedes each section with biographical detail, Cannon maintains the focus on Sullivan's work, including contemporary photography of each of his extant buildings in Chicago and several outside the city, as well as period photographs of important demolished sites such as the Schiller Building.
Louis Henry Sullivan was born in Boston in 1856, the son of an ambitious Irish dancing master and his Swiss Mennonite wife.