Master Architect Louis Sullivan

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Master Architect Louis Sullivan

  1. 1. Louis Henry Sullivan He was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". Born: September 3, 1856, Boston, Massachuse tts, U.S Died: April 14, 1924(age 67), Chicago, Illinois, U.S Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, English High School of Boston Awards: AIA Gold Medal in 1944 Influenced by: Henry Hobson Richardson Influenced: Frank Lloyd Wright
  2. 2. Who was Louis Sullivan? And what was his contribution to Modern Architecture?
  3. 3. He was an architect that has been created as being the “ father of the modern skyscraper” The Masonic Temple in Boston, MA that inspired Sullivan to become an architect.
  4. 4. His Famous Quote: "It is the pervading law of all things organic, and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things super-human, of all true
  5. 5. His Philosophy
  6. 6. Facts About Louis Sullivan:  He was born to an Irish-born father, Patrick Sullivan, and a Swiss-born mother, Andrienne List.  In 1862, his grandparents bought a farm in South Reading (now Wakefield), Massachusetts, enabling Louis to spend summers and occasionally entire school years in the country, from which Louis Sullivan developed a lifelong love of nature.  He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper  He was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School
  7. 7. Facts About Louis Sullivan:  He was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright  He’s an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School.  Along with Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture“
  8. 8. His Award AIA Gold Medal
  9. 9. References: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=play er_detailpage&v=0yuIqzoPmSA http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Lou is_H._Sullivan.html http://architecture.about.com/od/greatarchite cts/p/sullivan.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sullivan

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