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Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Auditorium

Louis Sullivan’s interior designs for the theater of the Chicago Auditorium Building (1889) reflect the ideas of Wagner and of the transcendentalist and music critic… 167 more words


Spotlight: Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan circa 1895

Known as Chicago‘s “Father of Skyscrapers,” Louis Sullivan foreshadowed modernism with his famous phrase “form follows function.” Sullivan was an architectural prodigy even as a young man, graduating high school and beginning his studies at… 285 more words

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Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

Two postcards of the theatre in the Auditorium Building, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.

“The greatest room for music and opera in the world – bar none” 147 more words

Theatre Talks

Confession: I design useless space

My relationship with form is the feverish lovesick that one experiences in the beginning of any romantic relationship. Only it has not ended. I am still obsessed with the aesthetic form of design. 721 more words


Last week I visited Pittsburgh for the first time. It was exciting and terrifying, a combination of business (an interview) and pleasure (a visit to family whom I have not, alas, seen in over a decade).

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The satisfactions of Satie

Erik Satie is a French composer of whom I know little, but am very familiar with one of his pieces, the first of his three “Gnossiennes,” which I suspect most readers will recognize as well. 319 more words


Form v/s Function

I remember taking up my first design assignment and coming up with a very dynamic form. The design problem was a small food outlet, and guess what! 1,144 more words