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Form Follows Function, Etcetera.

In my previous post, Hollow Pencils, Again., I mentioned the concept of ‘form follows function,’ and the phrase was thought to have been coined by Horatio Greenough, but was in fact coined by Louis Sullivan, whom I focused on (yet didn’t actually get to speak about due to me being ill), in our presentation. 417 more words


Dice, Dilemmas, and Disposition.

The ‘x and the City‘ part of 260MC is now well underway, and we’re quite far from being underway. More like, underproductive. The group (well, everyone bar myself) went to Amsterdam to film for this module.  396 more words


Louis Sullivan Throw Pillow

You’ve probably heard of Cafepress.com. It’s a site where people upload designs that are then printed on any number of potentially kitschy/potentially cool items ranging from t-shirts to license plate holders to dog outfits. 197 more words


The Birth Of Skyscrapers


At 111 N. 7th Street, downtown. The cake was outside in a semi-sheltered courtyard.

Designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan… 246 more words

St Louis

Carson Pirie Scott Photographs – Chicago’s Black and White Building Photos

Friedman Fine Art offers unique high quality historical and contemporary photos of Chicago, including a selection of black and white photos of famous buildings in the city. 208 more words

Chicago Photos

The short-lived life of the world's tallest building

From Chicago Reader:

Thus the Land was stirring and quivering in impulses, wave upon wave. . . . was pushing its structures higher and higher, until the Masonic Temple by John Root had raised its head far into the air, and the word “skyscraper” came into use.

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Architecture And Cities

Literary lions: Chicago authors celebrate their own hall of fame

You’ll be pardoned if you didn’t know there was a Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. It’s been pretty low key during its short life, and so I excused myself for just discovering it in time for its fifth annual induction ceremony. 474 more words

Art & Architecture