Paris Under the Occupation

Sartre's attempt to justify France's apparently cowardly behavior under the ...


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Birth of the Skyscraper

American History Architecture

In these excerpts from his most important writings, Louis Sullivan explores the cultural ideas as well as the engineering and architectural realities that led to the making of the skyscraper and America's emphasis on the tall building as a fixture of modern urban society. Sullivan is the key link between nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture and moreover between two worldviews. 

Tags:  Architecture - Chicago School - Skyscrapers - Louis Sullivan - Mies van der Rohe - William Le Baron Jenney - Dankmar Adler - Frank Lloyd Wright

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