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Louis H. Sullivan. Kindergarten Chats

Source texts functionalism discourse Vol. 2

Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) is regarded to be America’s most important architect who influenced with his formula „Form follows function“ the modernist movement essentially. The „father of the skyscrapers“ published his ideas about architecture in many books and articles.

Under the title “Kindergarten Chats” Louis Sullivan wrote 52 essays in 1918 to express his thoughts about education, theory and design in architecture. These essays are written as a dialogue between master and student whereby Sullivan indirectly acts as the master of its readership.

The present translation of Sullivan’s articles opens this important source text to the German auditory. Besides extensive annotations the text is placed in a broader context.

translated and edited by Arne Winkelmann
in German
12.5 x 20 cm, softcover

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