This Biography is about one of the best Pioneering Architect Louis Sullivan including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Louis Sullivan|
|Real Name||Louis Sullivan|
|Nick Name||Louis H. Sullivan|
|Famous as||Pioneering Architect|
|Personal Life of Louis Sullivan|
|Born on||03 September 1856|
|Died At Age||67|
|Died on||14 April 1924|
|Place of death||Chicago|
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The English High School|
|Personal Fact of Louis Sullivan|
The American architect Louis Sullivan is referred to as the “father of skyscrapers”. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Beaux-Arts in Paris. His career reached its zenith during his partnership with Dankman Adler. At first, the partners designed many theatres, the most famous example of their work being the Auditorium Building in Chicago. The Wainwright Tomb, the mausoleum designed by Sullivan is regarded as a masterpiece.
These buildings came at a time when steel was used to give strength to buildings, unlike before when the buildings were constructed with very thick load-bearing walls. Sullivan adapted by creating high-rises very different from the ones that were being constructed along historical styles. He emphasized the height, keeping in mind the purpose of the construction. He believed in the Roman architect, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio’s credo “form ever follows function”, stressing on use rather than utility. But, he also used ornamentations as seen in the Carson Pirie Scott store, and the semi-circular arch was his favorite feature.
His design of the polychrome modern Transportation Building earned him accolades for originality. After his partnership with Adler broke, he did not do well. He became erratic, undependable, impersonal, and an alcoholic. He became an inspiration for other Chicago architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Nickel and Crombie Taylor.