Introduction
Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Wright and Henry Hobson Richardson, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". The phrase "Form follows function" is attributed to him, although he credited the origin of the concept to an ancient Roman architect. In 1944, Sullivan was the second architect to posthumously receive the AIA Gold Medal.
Wikidata
Q243240
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Introduction
American architect, writer and draftsman; he was the leading force of progressive architecture in Chicago at it's most formative period in the 1890s. He is known for his tall office buildings, skyscrapers, and department stores, often executed with his partner Dankmar Adler. While Sullivan embraced the new concept of industrialized architecture and steel frame construction, he covered his buildings with delicate ornament, often with organic or plant motifs. American architect.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Architect, Writer
Names
Louis H. Sullivan, Louis Henri Sullivan, Louis-Henry Sullivan, Louis. Sullivan, Henry Sullivan, Louis Henry Sullivan
Ulan
500013453
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