In 1922 the Art Institute’s recently opened Burnham Library of Architecture commissioned Louis Sullivan to make drawings illustrating his renowned theories of architectural ornament.  Completed in the last year of his life, this project—an essay and twenty detailed plates—explores Sullivan’s belief that ornament was the consummate expression of the architect’s intellect and creative freedom.
Published in 1990, this rare collectible publication collects the drawings and essays from that project, giving the reader a look into the mind and process that made Louis H. Sullivan the famed architect he was.


Pages: 159