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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:03 pm    Post subject: Louis Sullivan Reply with quote

Found these podcast lectures on Sullivan. They are pretty good if you can stand the pompous academic narrative tone. In part 2 they seem to make fun of themselves when they play Thus Spoke Zarathustra in the background while they read Sullivans famous form follows function statement.

Part 1: http://www.lapsuslima.com/LapsusLima/LapsusLima-en/Entries/2015/1/18_Episode_001__Louis_Sullivan%2C_Part_1.html


Part 2: http://www.lapsuslima.com/LapsusLima/LapsusLima-en/Entries/2015/1/25_Episode_002__Louis_Sullivan%2C_Part_2.html

Scroll down click on browse archives. Then scroll the archives list to access the Sullivan podcasts.

One thing I think I realized after listening to this is that anyone like myself interested in the thought of Wright should probably study Sullivan.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered.
LS 1896


http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-205-analysis-of-contemporary-architecture-fall-2009/readings/MIT4_205F09_Sullivan.pdf
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently found this little-known Louis Sullivan church from 1903 in Chicago: http://www.blueprintchicago.org/2010/10/28/holy-trinity-orthodox-cathedral/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iovanna was once married in that church...I believe to Arthur Pieper.

http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/PCWright6-18-54.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom...

"Louis Henry Sullivan", Mario Manieri Elia, Princeton Architectural Press

Wright's "Genius and the Mobocracy", Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Wright's accounting of his association with, and his debt to, Sullivan. Included are drawings given to Wright by Sullivan in 1924 (the year he died).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a delightful discovery. Architects we think we know can still surprise us. An ecclesiastical commission can bring forth fresh and strong forms like no other ? One thinks of Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston, for instance.

The crisp black and white photos, and the charming and moving colored rendering (whose work ? I'd love to know) tell the story. The colored photo of the exterior once again illustrates the difference between the vision on paper, and a built reality. Could a few skinnier moldings, and a washed-out palette, really kill the joy so completely ? Apparently so. Or is it all in the point of view -- with a viewpoint in the illustration which is not readily duplicated on the ground . . .?

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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of Holy Trinity Church by Sullivan.
Intriguing that Wright's Daughter was married there etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of Mario Manieri Elia.
Interesting that a work of scholarship on Sullivan would come out of Rome.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom- Your initial links are not to be found, at least for me. Others now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see if this works:

http://fundamentalprocess.com/The_Fundamental_Process/frontpage/Entries/2015/1/18_Episode_001__Louis_Sullivan%2C_Part_1.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in what you think, if you find time to listen.
I remember being very impressed despite the speakers tone
because what was saying was news to me.
Not sure how I'd react now.
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