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LOUIS HENRI SULLIVAN
GENIUS AND THE MOBOCRACY LOUIS SULLIVAN LIVING MUSEUM GENIUS AND THE MOBOCRACY Date: 1949
Publication: Genius and the Mobocracy (Hard Cover - DJ) (Published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York)
Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Description: Shortly before his death in 1924, Louis Sullivan gave Frank Lloyd Wright 100 of his drawings, instructing him to write his architectural biography. "Not having so much to be humbled about, I have tried - with honest arrogance - to describes the tragedy, triumph, and significance of the great man who invariably signed himself Louis H. Sullivan; to tell you why I, through never his disciple - nor that of any man - called him Liebermeister. His own beautiful drawings, from which I have selected those used here, are better testimonies than any I could offer in words." Frank Lloyd Wright. Illustrated with 39 hitherto unpublished drawings by Louis H. Sullivan. Original HC List Price $5.00. Book review in Saturday Review. (First Edition) (Two Copies) (Sweeney 750)
Pages: Pp 113
- S#: 0750.00.0798, 0750.00.0999
Title: Genius and the Mobocracy. The work-life of a great master, Louis Sullivan, and of the pencil in his hand - myself." - F.LL.W. (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Horizon Press, New York)
Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Description: First published in 1949 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York. "This enlarged edition of ‘Genius and the Mobocracy’ contains, in addition to the thirty-nine drawings by Louis Sullivan from the original edition, two drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright incorporated in the text; a separate section of twenty drawings, nineteen by Louis Sullivan and one by Frank Lloyd Wright, all hitherto unpublished, fifty-four photographs; and two essays by Louis Sullivan on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Work." Two essays by Louis H. Sullivan: "Concerning the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan" first published in the Architectural Record, April 1923, and "Reflections on the Tokyo Disaster" first published in the Architectural Record, February 1924. Original list price 20.00. (First Horizon Edition) (Sweeney 1849)
Size: 10 x 10.25
Pages: Pp 247
Title: "Genius And The Mobocracy."
Description: A broadside for the reprint of a new edition of Genius and The Mobocracy. Horizon Press, Wright, 1971, $20.00. "The new edition of Genius and The Mobocracy now makes available one of the rarest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s works. It stands with the most important accomplishments of the master architect, a revealing account of his relationship with Louis Sullivan – rebel and prophet of American architecture, whom Frank Lloyd Wright call ‘our great native genius’ and with whom he began his career..." (Broadside published by Prairie School Press, Chicago) Gift of Greg Brewer.
Size: 8.5 x 14.
Pages: Pp 1
LOUIS SULLIVAN (AND ADLER)
Title: Adler, Dankmar (1844-1900) circa 1895.
Description: In 1879, Adler formed his own firm. He invited Louis Sullivan to join him and soon after they became partners. They hired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1887 Wright and worked there for six years. Adler left the firm in 1895. Five years later he died of a stroke at the age of 56.
Size: 7 x 10 B&W photograph.
Date: Circa 1900
Title: Louis Sullivan at his Bungalow (1890 - S.005) in Ocean Springs, MS, circa 1900.
Description: In 1887 Wright joined the firm of Adler & Sullivan where he worked for six years. While employed by Adler & Sullivan he designed the Sullivan Bungalow and Stables (1890 - S.006), the Charnley Bungalow (1890 - S.007), Guesthouse and Stables (1890 - S.008), Charnley Residence (1891 - S.009) and the Albert Sullivan Residence (1892 - S.019). To earn extra income Wright also designed "bootleg" houses while still working for Adler & Sullivan. The W. Irving Clark house was one of Wright’s first bootleg homes, commissioned in 1892 and completed in 1893. A dispute grew out of his acceptance of independent commissions, and in 1893 Sullivan fired Wright and began his own firm.
Size: 7.75 x 10 B&W photograph.
Date: Circa 1915
Title: Louis Sullivan. National Farmers Bank Building Circa 1915.
Description: Text on Face: "North Cedar Street and National Farmers Bank Building, Owatonna, Minn. Designed by Louis Sullivan in 1908, with decorative elements by George Elmslie. Text on verso: "Bloom Bros. Co., America. Post Card. The Bloom Bros. Co., Minneapolis. Minn. R-42180."
Size: 5.4 x 3.4
Title: Louis Sullivan Bungalow (1890 - S.005) Ocean Springs, MS, 1955.
Description: In 1890 Wright designed the Bungalow (S.005), Stable and Sevant’s Quarters (S.006). In 1955, Richard Nickel made a trip in search of Sullivan architecture. Part of that trip included Ocean Springs. Arriving exhausted from his extensive trip, he took only a few photographs and left for home. "The Sullivan and Charley cottages have been painted over and the stables have been demolished and all that remains of Sullivan’s proud rose garden is an elliptical scar of dead shoots,’ Nickels wrote. "The tall pines and the exotic plants, once controlled, now grow wild but the care once rendered this place is easily sensed." "They All Fall Down," Cahan, 1994, p.72. That same year, 1890, Wright designed a Bungalow (S.007), Guesthouse and Stable Cottage (S.008) for James Charnley. One year later Wright designed the Charnley Residence (1891 - S.009) in Chicago.
Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.
Title: The Autobiography of an Idea (Soft Cover) (Published by Dover Publications, Inc., New York)
Author: Sullivan, Louis H.
Description: "This is the autobiography of the early creative years of Louis Henri Sullivan (1856-1924), the great architect whose work and theories revolutionized modern American architecture. Generally recognized as the father of the modern skyscraper, Sullivan has been characterized by Lewis Mumford as ‘the first mind in American architecture that had come to know itself with any fullness in relation to its soil, its period, its civilization.’ " Frank Lloyd Wright called Sullivan "der Meister" the Master. Original list price $2.00. 5.25 x 8 (First Paperback Editions)
Pages: Pp 330
Title: Louis Sullivan As He Lived, The Shaping of American Architecture (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Horizon Press, New York)
Author: Connely, Willard
Description: "Genius the master had, or rather, genius had him," Frank Lloyd Wright has written. "Genius is possessed him. It reveled in him. And he squandered it." Here is the first detailed life story of this possessed, richly endowed, reckless man. It is a full length biography of magnetic interest in which we witness the growth of the youthful genius – son of parents practiced in the yards -- into an architect already active early in his teens, and ultimately a partner, in his twenties, in the great firm of Adler and Sullivan. We witnessed a memorable scene in which he employs a young man named Frank Lloyd Wright who became, as Mr. Wright later said, "the pencil in his hand"; we experience the relationship that sprang up between them, full of portent for the future of America; we follow his rise as a creator of new forms in building after building planted on fertile Midwest soil..." (Dust jacket.) 49 illustrations. Original list price $6.50. (First Edition)
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Pages: Pp 322
Title: "A System of Architectural Ornament."
Description: A broadside for the facsimile of the original 1924, "A System of Architectural Ornament," Sullivan, The Prairie School Press, Park Forest, Illinois, Gannett, 1964, Second Edition, $15, (First Edition 1961). This is the first book published by Prairie School Press, the second being "The House Beautiful." "In 1924, the American Institute of Architects published A System of Architectural Ornament According With a Philosophy of Man’s Power by Louis H. Sullivan. It was issued as a companion to Autobiography of an Idea also by Sullivan. In 1961, The Prairie School Press obtained permission from the AIA to re-publish this book, and the 250 copies printed were quickly sold out. Now it has been re-printed and is again available..." (Broadside published by Prairie School Press, Chicago) Gift of Greg Brewer.
Size: 8.5 x 14
Pages: Pp 1
Title: Louis Sullivan And The Chicago School (Hard Cover - DJ)
Author: Frazier, Nancy
Description: Original Hard Cover List Price $15.99, Soft Cover List Price $12.99. (First Edition)
Pages: Pp 112
Title: The Drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan. A Catalogue of The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection At The Avery Architectural Library (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Princeton University Press, New Jersey)
Author: Sprague, Paul E.; Foreword: Placzek, Adolf K.
Description: Foreword: "In order to understand the full historical and artistic importance of the drawings which we are proudly presenting in the following pages, one would first want to go back to a scene which - as reported by one of the two participants – occurred in a shabby hotel in Chicago on April 14, 1924. A dying architect sat in a wheelchair in his room. Once highly successful, he was now practically forgotten. For the last time he was visited by one of his former draftsmen, a man who had since become a very great architect. Feeling that he was with the only one who shared his vision, the older man turned to the younger and gave him his beloved portfolio of sketches..." Includes 122 Catalogue Drawings and 63 Comparative Illustration (drawings and illustrations). (First Edition)
Size: 9 x 11.75
Pages: Pp 72 + 185 Plates
Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and the Skyscraper (Soft Cover) (Published by Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York)
Author: Hoffmann, Donald
Description: Original SC List Price $12.95. (First Edition)
Size: 9.25 x 10.5
Pages: Pp 92
LIVING MUSEUM Date: 1972
Title: Living Museum - May-June 1972 (Published bimonthly without charge by the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois)
Author: Evans, Robert J.
Description: “Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Architects.” Includes three illustrations.
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: Pp 102-3
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