Louis Sullivan, architectural modernism, and the creation of democratic space

@article{Abbott2000LouisSA,
  title={Louis Sullivan, architectural modernism, and the creation of democratic space},
  author={James R. Abbott},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  year={2000},
  volume={31},
  pages={62-85}
}
  • J. R. Abbott
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Sociology
  • The American Sociologist
This article examines the architectural thought of Louis Sullivan, commonly regarded as the prophet of architectural modernism and the inspiration for the stark Chicago-style skyscraper. Sullivan regarded sociology to he the most urgent of the disciplines as America sought to realize its democratic promise. Animated by certain understandings of self and community that would later define the Chicago School of Sociology, Sullivan saw himself as a kind of social engineer whose architecture would… 
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