American architect who strongly influenced modern U.S. architecture and architects, especially Frank Lloyd Wright, with his building designs. Sullivan is best known for his unique skyscraper style emphasizing the vertical thrust of buildings using steel or iron frame skeleton construction. Among his most distinguished buildings are the Auditorium Building (1866-89) and Carson Pirie Scott department store building (1899-1904) in Chicago and the Wainwright Building in St. Louis (1890-91).
More From encyclopedia.com
Louis Henri Sullivan , Louis Henri Sullivan (1856-1924), American architect, was the link between Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright in the development of moder… William Le Baron Jenney , William Le Baron Jenney William Le Baron Jenney William Le Baron Jenney (1832-1907) was one of the most influential American architects of the late 1… Skyscraper , Background There is no precise definition of how many stories or what height makes a building a skyscraper. "I don't think it is how many floors you… Louis Henry Sullivan , Louis Henry Sullivan (1856–1924) inspired design and construction ideas for the most significant twentieth century American buildings, and for that h… Norman Robert Lord Foster Of Thames Bank Foster , Recognized as one of the world's great architects, Norman Foster (born 1935) is known for his complementary yet ultra-modern redesigns of classic bui… Helmut Jahn , The buildings of German-American architect Helmut Jahn (born 1940) dramatically combine the modernist, glass-skinned style of Mies van der Rohe with…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like