Three American Architects: Richardson, Sullivan, and Wright, 1865-1915

by James F. O'Gorman

Hardcover, 1991

Status

Available

Call number

720.973

Publication

University Of Chicago Press (1991), 190 pages

Description

O'Gorman discusses the individual and collective achievement of the recognized trinity of American architecture: Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-86), Louis Sullivan (1856-1924), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). He traces the evolution of forms created during these architects' careers, emphasizing the interrelationships among them and focusing on the designs and executed buildings that demonstrate those interrelationships. O'Gorman also shows how each envisioned the building types demanded by the growth of nineteenth-century cities and suburbs--the downtown skyscraper and the single-family home. [A] brilliant analysis . . . a major contribution to our understanding of the beginnings of modern American architecture."--David Hamilton Eddy, Times Higher Education Supplement.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

190 p.; 6.25 inches

ISBN

0226620719 / 9780226620718
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