Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ?1987. Oblong. Oversized hardcover book. xvi, 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 27 cm. In very good condition with original dust jacket, tight binding, clean pages, and free of markings. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Louis H. Sullivan's midwestern banks have not been treated kindly by history. Dismissed by a generation of modernist critics as the sad swansong of a troubled late career, they have begun to attract a different kind of notice. Lauren Weingarden provides the first complete documentation of all eight banks, including the details of their commission, and argues persuasively for their establishment in the pantheon of lost architectural masterworks. The book is enriched by the recovery of Henry Fuermann's photo-archive and the inclusion of 15 previously unpublished color photographs by Crombie Taylor.
What emerges from this study of the programs, plans, interiors, and ornamentation is a new appreciation of Sullivan's overall cultural and architectural intentions in these extraordinary buildings. Weingarden finds a consistency between these last works and Sullivan's heroic Chicago period. She shows that the banks were in fact the logical outcome of strategies he had been developing all along: Sullivan continued to be a rationalist planner and technician as well as a brilliant ornamentalist and decorator, and an artful interpreter of regional stylistic traditions. Long regarded as the eccentric addenda to a lapsed career, the bank commissions can now be appreciated as the truest embodiment of the democratic architecture that Sullivan had campaigned for during his entire career.
Lauren S. Weingarden is Assistant Professor of Art History at Florida State University. She was recently named a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. Louis H. Sullivan: The Banks was the American nominee among all manuscripts entered for the annual Art History Prize from the International Confederation of Art Dealers. Published with the assistance of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
"Weingarden has broken new ground and illuminated an important area of Sullivan's work - indeed, discovered its importance - as no one has before."
- Robert Twombly
Title: Louis H. Sullivan: The Banks Weingarden, ...
Binding: Oct 27, 1987
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Book Description The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket is faded. Light edge wear. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000311030
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Book Description The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Oblong format hardcover in lightly shelf worn jacket. Clean and unmarked. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # 74017
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Book Description MIT Press, 1987. 1st ed. A tidy hardback in tight binding; dust jacket a little frayed at head & foot of spine. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS217849I
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Book Description The MIT Press Cambridge MA. Very Good, Stains frt Endpaper 25.5 x 26.5cms, 144pp, b/w & Colour Plates. Evry Good, Stains Underside Hard Cover The first complete documentation of Sullivan's 8 banks, this book argues for their establishment in the pantheon of lost architectural masterworks (because they are a logical extension of his earlier strategies of planning, technical prowess, ornamentalism and regionalism). Bookseller Inventory # 007191
Book Description The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020262231301